Flirting, poor hygiene: Veteran instructors share some of the yoga class faux pas they could do without.
1. Cell Phones
"People come to yoga to get away from their stress," explains Sandy Blaine, cofounder of the Alameda Yoga Station in Alameda, California, "and it just follows them in the door unless they remember to turn off their phones."
2. The In-Class Caffeine Fix
"The worst?" says Seane Corn, creator of the Vinyasa Flow Yoga DVD series. "When students sip on lattes between poses."
3. Arriving Late
"People should look in and check to see if it's okay to enter, so that they don't disrupt the class in progress," suggests Baxter Bell, M.D., yoga teacher, physician, and medical acupuncturist.
4. Chewing Gum
"In addition to the obvious safety issue," explains Blaine, "it interferes with the natural flow and rhythm of the breath inRead More »from 7 Things that Stress Out Your Yoga Teacher (So Return the Favor and Cut it Out)