Yoga FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Yoga?
Yoga means to be united. It is to be united with oneself, it is a union of body, mind and spirit.
What does Namaste Mean?
Folding our hands at the heart centre acknowledges that I honour that in you, which is also within me. At the same time, when we put our hands together with a slight pressure, thus coming into a neutral state of being.
Why practice Yoga?
Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self. Getting in touch with oneself during yoga postures has shown to bring people to a state of awareness.
What is asana?
Asana literally means “seat”. In practice of yoga, it is the position in which the practitioner sits or hold the posture.
What is the age restriction for Yoga?
Yoga can be practiced from ages 7 into old age. There are people in their 90’s still practicing yoga asanas.
I am not flexible. Is Yoga safe for me?
With Yoga, you go only as far as your body takes you on any given day during any given posture. Flexibility increases overtime with regular practice.
How often should I practice yoga?
Yoga can be practiced daily. And yoga is not just on the mat, but also off of the mat. Yoga is bringing our awareness into our day to day lives.
Is Yoga a religion
No, yoga is not a religion. It is a science, a way of life.
Is Yoga okay for people with back pain?
There are many postures that are helpful with back pain. Child Pose is gentle and assists in opening up the lower spine. With back pain all postures can be modified to assist one.
How do I calm myself down during yoga?
Through deep breathing, a sense of calmness is achievable. Much can be said about having a teacher guide you into this state.
Is Yoga helpful with stress?
Through the long and deep breathing during yoga practice, the effect of calmness is a natural result. Allowing yourself to be open and letting go is required in order for you to create space for calmness.
How do I know if I am doing enough?
Listening to your body is key to your practice. If you are feeling pain, this is your indication to ease up. You should feel a nice stretch but no pain in any posture. Slowly over time, you will notice that you are able to go further than you were in the past.