Here at At Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, we make multiple kinds of yoga available to people in the Haddonfield, NJ area. These include:
- Traditional Yoga
- Hot Yoga
- Yoga Stretch
- Yoga Strength
- Endurance Yoga
- Aerial Yoga
Today, we’ll be telling you about Aerial Yoga, although some of the information we’ll share here will apply just as well to other yoga classes we offer. Before you can enjoy any of the benefits of Aerial Yoga, (which we’ve previously discussed at length on our blog), you have to attend the class. If you’ve never been to a class before, you’re probably unsure what to expect. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your first session:
Wear the Right Clothing
Since you’ll be hanging suspended in a hammock, you don’t want to wear anything too loose, because it might get tangled. Dress in comfortable, form-fitting clothing that covers your arms and legs; that way, your skin won’t get irritated from contact with the hammock. And avoid wearing jewelry because it can get caught on the silks, which is dangerous to you and damaging to the silks.
Get There a Few Minutes Before the Class Starts
There’s more to this tip than just making a good impression with your instructor by avoiding tardiness. Arriving before the class starts will give you a chance to introduce yourself to your instructor, tell him or her that it’s your first class, and ask any questions you might have. This way, the instructor will know to keep an eye out for you and better prepared to help you if you need it. And, since you’ll be there before other participants arrive, you’ll have your choice of unclaimed hammocks.
Eat Before Class, But Not Too Much
Here’s your guide on what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to your pre-class nutrition:
You might be a little nervous at first, but just remember that everyone in the class probably felt the same way when they went to their first class. You’ll get the most out of the class if you take your time moving from pose to pose and try to have as little tension in your body as possible. One of the great things about Aerial Yoga is that gravity is on your side, helping you get a deeper stretch. Use this to your advantage, and remember that the instructor is there to guide you and can also offer modified poses if you find anything to be too much of a challenge. Keep these things in mind, and your first class will be out of the way before you know it. It gets easier from there, and you’ll be excited about your next class session. And of course,
View our schedule to find an upcoming yoga class in the Marlton area, at any of our seven locations.