New to yoga? Notable yoga experts offer these five tips.
"Along with your yoga mat and your towel, bring a sense of humor to class. Students who get hung up on doing everything 'perfectly' are less likely to come back." -- Seane Corn, creator of the "Vinyasa Flow Yoga" DVD series and national yoga ambassador for YouthAIDS
"Watch out for what I call 'self mutilation' -- spending your time talking to yourself about what you can't do. This will make your practice dismal. The more you stay connected to feeling the pose -- to breathing into the pose -- the better your experience will be." -- Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest Yoga
"To jump-start your practice, go on a yoga retreat. By temporarily shelving all the distractions in your normal life, you'll learn enough in just two or three days to make a big difference in your weekly yoga class experience." --Richard Faulds, former president of Kripalu