Frequently Asked Questions
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Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for your first class and answer some frequently asked questions.

  • Refrain from wearing scent or fragrance of any kind as some people are allergic.
  • Please turn off cell phones, or leave them in the car.
  • When you come to class, wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that won't restrict your ability to move and bend. Exercise clothing, t-shirts, sweats, leggings or shorts are all fine. We do yoga with bare feet.
  • Don't eat for at least one or two hours before class, or you will most likely "feel" your meal.
  • Bring a yoga mat. If you don't have a mat, you can use one of ours, or purchase your own.

Q: How do I know if I'm doing yoga "right"?

A: There are no "right" or "wrong" poses in yoga. Rather, there is a greater or lesser degree of consciousness that each student can learn to bring to a pose. If you feel better in any way after class, you are doing it "right".

Q: I'm very stiff and overweight. Can I do yoga or should I wait to get in better shape?

A: Anyone, in any condition, can do yoga. It is an extremely flexible practice. You and your teacher can modify any pose to suit your particular physical abilities. Don't wait — yoga will help you to become more flexible and to feel better about yourself. There is a yoga level for everyone, regardless of physical condition. Talk to your teacher to make sure you are in an appropriate level class.

 

Q: How many times a week do I need to come? Is once a week enough?

A: The more often you come, the more results you will experience. However, once a week is a great place to start. For those who have scheduling constraints and cannot come more often, their weekly class often becomes a haven to carry them through the rest of the week. So, come and see what you want to do.

Q: What is the difference between hatha yoga and Anusara yoga?

A: All the various styles of yoga are in essence hatha yoga taught with different areas of emphasis. Anusara yoga is a particular style of yoga that offers a therapeutic, heartfelt approach.

Q: Has it been proven that yoga is good for you?

A: Yes. Western science has been studying yoga for nearly 50 years, and the research suggests numerous physical and psychological benefits from Yoga. Interestingly, there seems to be something about Yoga - vs. exercise and controlled breathing - that is particularly beneficial. For example, a recent study with heart patients showed that those who followed a stress reduction program that included many yoga practices did better than patients who exercised or did nothing. Further, preliminary studies in the United States and India suggest that yoga may be helpful for specific conditions, such as asthma, epilepsy, anxiety, stress and others.

 

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