There are just some things that don't fly in the yoga community, here is a list of 5 unwritten rules (absolute pet peeves) that all yogis will recognise. The only thing worse than a yoga beginner who doesn't yet know yoga's unwritten etiquette is a well-practised yogi or yogini who doest know! Use these points to be a sun salutation rather than a downwards facing dog.
1) Don't touch my yoga mat-
it is considered very rude among all yogis to step on another person's yoga mat, it’s a hygiene and respect issue. Give me my space.
2) Don't walk into the yoga class late-
You can disturb a whole yoga class (including the instructor) and throw them off if you charge in even 10 minutes late, this is chill time, no rushing please.
3) No chat zone-
Guys and gals, yoga is a time for a physical-spiritual connection, you’re never going to get there if you’re having a gossip with your neighbour. Everyone else in the room will probably want to murder you too....
4) Shoes in a yoga studio are gross-
Don't track dirt and germs into our chill zone, it's nasty. Yoga socks are great if you don't want bare feet but anything else is not on.