+ If you think you cannot do something...
- If you are too tired or just need to take a break
- Take a break. No big deal. It can take a few classes to acclimate to the heat.
- Just breathe calmly. The nervous system responds to our breath. Breathing through the nose helps keep the nervous system calm.
- Feel free to stop and rest or lie down on your mat anytime.
- This is a yoga class, not a competition!
Everyone’s ability in each posture will be different. You are guaranteed to reap the benefits of yoga by doing the best you can in each posture; respond to the instructions, concentrate on alignment and work to your level.