Some Do’s and Don’ts of yoga – practice on an empty stomach/ bladder/ and bowels; wear clothes that stretch and breathe; and use a thick rubber mat that is at least 2’ x 6’. Practice bare feet in a light airy space, and at the same time each day. Balance all postures with counter postures, and maintain abdominal breathing throughout. Keep the body alert, your mind calm, and make each move slow and deliberate. Do not practice right after waking as the body is still a little rigid and needs time to thaw; do not have a hot shower right after your practice, as this diverts freshly oxygenated blood away from internal organs, rushing it straight to the skin. Most of all, aim for the ultimate, but let your body decide the pace.