How many times per week should I practice yoga?
Yoga is incredible; even if you only practice for 1 hour a week, if you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits.
We suggest starting with 2 or 3 times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time. If you can do less than that but at least 20 minutes per session, that's fine too.
Don't let time constraints or unrealistic goals, do what you can and don't worry about it. You will likely find that after a while your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more.
How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?
Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. This helps us to direct our attention inward.
Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. Using the awareness, your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.
I’m not flexible - Can I do yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga.
Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
What is Yoga?
The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning to bind, join, attach and yoke, to direct and concentrate one's attention on, to use and apply.
It also means union or communion.
Yoga is self-journey, as yoga has also been described as wisdom in work or skilful living amongst activities, harmony and moderation.
What do i need to begin?
All you really need to begin is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity.
But it is also helpful to wear a comfortable clothes.
No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot.
As your practice develops you might want to buy your own yoga mat, but most studios will have mats and other props available for you.
What to do when Yoga makes me sore?
Yoga is supposed to feel good. If the pain is coming from muscle soreness, there's no need to worry.
The soreness you're feeling is temporary and can be prevented.
In fact, it's pretty common to have sore muscles a day or two after doing yoga, especially if you are just starting out or practice infrequently.
When & what should i eat before Yoga?
It is usually recommended that you do not eat anything heavy in at least 2 - 3 hours before you plan to do yoga.
As you twist and forward bend, it is uncomfortable, and possibly even nauseating, to have too much in your belly.
If you are hungry before class, try to give yourself at least half an hour and eat something light, like a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts, you can have coffee, cocoa, or milk before yoga. You should decide which pre-yoga snack works for you.
After class, you can eat whenever you feel hungry, though you may notice that you're inclined to keep it light and healthy.
What is the best time of day to do Yoga?
In the simplest terms, the best time to do yoga is the time that works best for you.
You need to find the routine that fits your lifestyle and works with your schedule.
Some yoga traditions, such as the Ashtanga system of Pattabhi Jois, advocate doing yoga asanas early in the morning, while yoga in the evening removes the fatigue of the day's strain and makes one fresh and calm.
What time should i arrive for class?
In order to keep disruptions to a minimum, please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class and make sure your mobile phone is switched off as well before the class starts.
Can i leave during class?
If for some reason you need to leave early, please let the instructor know in advance, and leave before the start of meditation or before all others resting at the end of class.
What is the minimum age for Yoga?
Our Kids yoga classes are for children age 5 to 11 yrs
For adult classes it is 12yrs
Is Yoga a Religion?
Yoga is not a religion. It is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago.
Yoga sometimes interweaves other philosophies such as Hinduism or Buddhism, but it is not necessary to study those paths in order to practice
or study yoga.
It is also not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga.
Can i practice Yoga during menstruation?
You are the best person to decide your yoga practice during menstruation, you can always experiment a bit.
It is advisable to relax and recover during this period with pranayama, meditation and few simple asanas you feel comfortable in doing and avoid backbend and inverted poses.