Listen to your body.
You should not feel any sharp, shooting, or pinching pains while practicing yoga. If you do, come out of the pose immediately and signal to your yoga instructor so they can help you adjust the posture.
Heart condition? Injured?
Be sure to let your yoga instructor know if you have a heart condition or any other serious ailment before class starts.
Wear clothing that does not restrict movement.
Loose or fitted stretchy clothing.
Practice on an empty stomach.
Allow at least 2 hours after a large meal before practicing.
Yoga is practiced in bare feet.