Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Yoga?
The word Yoga means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” of mind, body and spirit.
How Many Times Per Week Should I Practice?
Yoga is amazing even if you only practice once per week, you will experience the benefits. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. Try starting with two or three times a week. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle—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.
I’m Not Flexible—Can I Do Yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s not the case. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
What Do I Need to Bring?
All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind and a bit of curiosity. But it is also helpful to have a pair of yoga leggings or shorts, and a t-shirt that’s not too baggy. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. You might want to buy your own yoga mat.
Can I Eat Before I Practice?
In yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it maybe uncomfortable. If you are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.
What Does OM Mean?
Om is a mantra, or vibration that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and the end of a yoga class. It is said to be the sound of the universe.
What Does Namaste Mean?
Namaste translates to “I bow to you” or “The divine in me honors the divine in you.” The meaning of Namaste is a mantra of peace and equality to live by on and off the mat.
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