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– Practice only with a certified teacher; check credentials with the Yoga Alliance, the largest organization that ensures teachers meet their standards.
– Read the class descriptions to find one appropriate for your abilities and interest levels.
– If it hurts, don’t do it. In yoga, there is a philosophy of ahimsa, which is Sanskrit for “nonviolence”—and that applies to your body first.
– Pick a studio that is close to your home or office. Convenience is the key to continuity in your practice, and continuity lessens the likelihood of injuries.
– Check Westchester Magazine, or another trusted source, for their opinions. (Gee, thanks, Alex!)