Clothing Wear clothes that do not restrict your movement in any way. Most people wear shorts or leggings and a T-shirt. Yoga is practised in bare feet.
Equipment Iyengar Yoga Birmingham provides all the necessary yoga equipment. Regarding mats: They are provided for beginning students however, it is recommended that once you have established a practice that you obtain your own personal mat. We can provide you with details of how to obtain a mat.
Eating It is best to practice yoga on an empty stomach. If at all possible leave 3-4 hours after eating a main meal or 2 hours after a light snack.
If you are suffering from any minor ailment (a headache etc.) or if you are menstruating or pregnant, please inform the teacher before starting the class so they can advise you accordingly.
It is essential that the following medical conditions be reported to the teacher beforehand:
Heart disease or any heart problem, epilepsy including Petit Mal, cancer or benign tumours, diabetes, Meniere’s disease, detached retina, AIDS, MS (multiple sclerosis) or any recent operation.
All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence and is only required to ensure your safety.