"People who are very physically fit will go to intermediate and advanced classes because they think yoga looks easy," says Jennifer Rodrigue, senior associate editor at Yoga Journal.
"Make sure it's a person you don't mind listening to for 90 minutes and someone who is experienced and you can trust," Rodrigue
If you have any injuries or medical conditions, be sure to approach the instructor before class and fill him or her in on your health concerns.
Know the safety pose.
But don't be afraid to say that yoga is not for you-as Rodrigue
explains, "it's important that you enjoy the process.