If you're planning to attend a hard yoga class, there are certain items you should bring with you. A water bottle, towel, and yoga mat are essential tools for any yoga session. If you're a regular practitioner, it's also a good idea to invest in a block and strap. To help you get the most out of your first hot yoga experience, here's a list of how to prepare and what to expect.
Start by selecting an outfit that allows for easy movement. Sweatshirts can be worn, but it can be difficult for the teacher to see your alignment and shape in the poses. If you're practicing hot yoga, consider Onzie's colorful shorts and sports bras for the perfect combination of fashion and function. You'll also want to make sure your mat is clean.
The Yoga Design Lab mats can be placed in the washing machine for easy cleaning. If you can't touch the floor in all poses, a yoga block will help make your practice safer and more enjoyable. Finally, if you're wearing a sweatshirt or practicing after an intense workout, place a towel that covers your whole body on the mat.