Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can practice Yoga?
A: Anyone can practise yoga (except lazy people!) The common misconception is that you need to be flexible to start. Nonsense! What is equally important is building muscular strength too. No matter what your fitness level is, poses can be modified to give you an easier or more challenging practice. Everyone will benefit from practising yoga regularly.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Yoga is done barefoot. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in that allows you a full range of movement.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Bring a yoga mat, a towel, a jumper (in winter) and some water to drink after class.
Q: Can I practice yoga if I'm pregnant?
A: Pregnant women can practice most poses during their first trimester if they have had a regular yoga practice before pregnancy. However, if you have never practiced before, please start with a pre-natal yoga course designed specifically for your changing body as certain poses may aid or affect your pregnancy. Always inform your yoga teacher if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Listen to your body and work with it, never pushing beyond your physical limit.
Q: Can I practice yoga if I have other medical conditions?
A: If you have other medical conditions including but not limited to the following: high/ low blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease/ palpitations, and neck/ shoulder/ back injuries, it is best to consult with your medical practitioner before starting your first yoga class. It is important to honour your body during your yoga practice. Listen to your body and work with it, never pushing beyond your physical limit.
Q: Can I eat before a class?
A: It is best not to eat at least 2-3 hours before class, to prevent discomfort or indigestion.
Q: What else do I need to know?
A: Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts so that you may be relaxed and ready to begin the class on time. Having a shower before a class can also help prepare your mind and body.