3. Travel light
Do not bring a pile of personal belongings into class. Use the lockers or leave non-valuables in the changeroom. Stuff beyond a bottle of water and a yoga bag clutters the room. Cornell, who regularly does hot yoga, finds backpacks and large purses really distract her. Not only do they make the room crowded, but smelly too. “Anything that’s in there that has a scent is going to be magnified. If someone has a knapsack and someone was smoking around it, that’s going to come out in five minutes,” she says.