Whether this is a return to your yoga practice or the first time you’ve unrolled a mat, everything you need to get started is already available to you. All you have to do is begin. As you start practicing some questions may arise, and we're here to help. Explore various yoga styles, props you may find helpful, common beginner poses, and much more—all in one place. Your yoga practice is meant to be a judgement-and intimidation-free zone. Why? Because everyone can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits of yoga right here, right now. We're in this together. Let’s begin.
There are thousands of yoga asanas, or yoga postures, but don’t worry—you don’t need to cram for your first class. As a beginning yogi, it will be helpful to know a few common poses to get you started. They will mostly fall in the following categories.
Sanskrit is a language of ancient India and you will often hear it being used in yoga classes. You don’t need to be fluent by far, but two common terms to know may happen at the beginning and end of yoga class.