Be prepared to sweat. You need a quality non-slip mat and/or yoga towel. I recommend Aerolite mats for the warm yoga class.
When we’re out of our comfort zone, as is possible with hot yoga, it’s easier for out minds to wander. Reconnect and stay present. Bring awareness back to your breath and focus on each individual inhale and exhale.
Wear form fitting clothing. Sweat drenched baggy clothing can be distracting and uncomfortable. I’m the most comfortable in leggings with a comfortable tank top.
Practice on an empty stomach. Avoid eating 2-3 hours before class.
Pace yourself and be comfortable with taking a rest whenever you need it.
Listen to your body and respect your limits. Be mindful that when muscles are warm you might feel more flexible than you are. Relax and allow your body to ease into a pose.
Finish with a nice long savasana. Let your body cool down gradually, rather than immediately going into an unheated room or taking a cold shower