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I'm going to a yoga class tomorrow, first time ever. I'm definitely not in great shape, but not totally sedentary either. Is it likely to be very challenging or can a beginner ease through it? It's Sivananda yoga if that makes any difference. Oh, and what do you wear for yoga? Regular work out clothes, or what?

Yikes, I am so clueless!
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Good luck! Sivananda is my school--and it's a great place for beginners. Loose, comfortable clothing is all you need .
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How did it go? I bet you felt great afterwards.

I was nervous before my first yoga class too. It was Iyengar Yoga and I didn't have a clue what to expect. At least the school's brochure told us what to wear: bare feet and comfortable, close fitting clothes. I prefer yoga pants and a fitted tee or tank.

I sure was sore after the first few classes! I had no idea that yoga required so much strength. Do your muscles ache?
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Yes, how are you feeling, Jill? Hope you enjoyed the awesome Sivananda final relaxation...
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It went really well! It was an "intro" class -- I went with a friend who has been doing yoga for a long time and she said it was more talk than there would be during a real class -- explaining philosophy, breathing, postures etc. One plus for me was it was all in French and I understood 95% of it. It's nice because they have evening classes so if I can get DH to come home early some nights I could go during the week.

And yes, I am going to be sore tomorrow.
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I started with Bikram Yoga, the kind you do in a heated room. IT was hard, but I was loving it from the start! Its the perfect exercise for me. And I love the spirituality of it too.
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