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Unwritten rules of Yoga

on October 19, 2015

It’s been a while since I linked to an article at but this one about 10 Unwritten Rules of Yoga really resonated with me as I’ve often thought the same. The ones that I particularly agreed with these three,

Don’t Step On My Mat, Please

This is a huge bug bear for me. My mat is where I put my face, my hands, where I struggle, I sweat, I find peace and practice. It’s my space. Don’t stand on it. In shoes makes it a million times worst!

Question? Ask Quietly

I generally prefer if questions aren’t asked during class and that people wait and ask at the end of class. I find that it means that the teacher gets distracted and you end up holding a pose for much longer than intended. It’s especially bad if it’s one side of something as you then rarely hold the other side for as long.

White Pants? No Pink Undies

I don’t own any white yoga pants but in general I don’t want to be able to tell what colour of underwear you are wearing. Bend over infront of a mirror or wear hotpants over the top. I’ve been behind too many people who I now know what type of underwear they like to wear.

The one that I don’t agree with is Darth Vader Doesn’t Do Yoga (I Don’t Think)

I have been told by a couple of my teachers to stop hiding in my breath and to breath louder. I don’t have a problem with other students ujjiayi breathing unless they are super close to me and then it can be a bit disconcerting but that’s more about room lay out and people being too close to me rather than their breathing.

2 responses to “Unwritten rules of Yoga

  1. terrepruitt says:

    So funny. I was just thinking about writing a post about yoga etiquette and the first one was going to be “don’t step on other people’s mat”! Ha. I didn’t think about the other ones. Ujjayi is not necessarily noisy. Sometimes it can be accomplished without a loud noise. 🙂 At least that is my belief.


  2. Marica_bo says:

    I started practicing Yoga six month ago and no one told me about the “yoga etiquette”!! I am glad I never broke one of these rules 🙂 .. maybe sometimes a breath a little too laudly, especially when I am in a difficult pose: I hope my classmate do not mind!


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