You've just joined a Georgia yoga studio. You're new, and you don't know anyone. Maybe you've never done yoga before at all. Are you nervous? Maybe you're worried about embarrassing yourself in front of total strangers. Well, never fear! This is a common anxiety, and one that will pass.
Here are some things to remember during your first few beginners' Atlanta yoga classes.
1. Your classmates won't be strangers for long. It can be intimidating, joining a group of yoga enthusiasts who've already formed a tight-knit group around the practice of mind-body healing. It can feel like they won't want a stranger to intrude in their circle. Au contraire! Dahn Yoga communities are warm and welcoming. They thrive on meeting new people and bonding over yoga.
2. Occasionally, you'll be late to class. It happens. Everyone's had to slink in the door with all eyes watching. It's practically a rite of passage in yoga. Don't let it bother you.
3. You're going to embarrass yourself a little at first. Just plan on it. As FitSugar has noted, your stomach will gurgle, or you'll sweat too much, or your phone will ring. Roll with it, and remember to laugh. It's all part of the fun.