1. What if I never done yoga before?
We suggest you start with any of the classes. If you have a medical condition, speak to the teacher prior to class. We all have to begin somewhere.
2. I am not flexible and I can never bend down to reach my toes. Can I still do yoga?
Yoga is not about touching our toes. It is more about creating a balance in our body and mind.
3. Does yoga need a fit body? Because I have past injuries or some medical conditions. Can I practice yoga?
Let us know about any serious injuries you may have had. Anyone can practice yoga. Your fitness level will improve no matter where you are when you begin.
4. What are the physical benefits of yoga?
To name a few…
Balance blood pressure
Support the immune system
Create mental clarity and calmness
Reduce physical and mental stress
Increase strength and flexibility
Relieve sleeping disorders
And many others
5. Is there cardiovascular workout in yoga?
Depending on the class, will provide various levels of cardiovascular benefits. More importantly, the breathing techniques in yoga allow for expanded and balanced breathing overall.
6. Can I lose weight by just doing yoga?
Yoga can promote weight loss, primarily by helping to balance your digestive system, create muscular tissue, and remove waste products from the body. Weight loss is a lifestyle change, and not something that will come overnight.
7. Do you offer hot yoga class?
We do not offer hot yoga. In the interest of client safety, we feel heat should be generated from inside out, and not outside in.
8. Do I need to call up before the class that I intend to attend or can I just walk in?
At this point walk-ins are accepted. If we initiate a booking system, we will let you know how to proceed from there on.
9. Please advise what should I prepare for the 1st lesson?
Come with comfortable loose, or tighter stretchy clothing. You may also want to bring a small hand towel and a small, closed water bottle. Blocks, cushion and blankets are limited, they are also something to consider.
10. Do we need to bring own our mat to the class?
Please bring your own mat for sanitation purposes.
11. What should I expect during the class?
You can expect breathing and awareness exercises. We will also have movement practice, sometimes light and sometimes vigorous, depending on the participants.
12. How often should I attend classes?
Two to threetimes per week is a nice balance. There is no limit to the amount of classes you can take per week, but always leave time for the body to rest.
13. Can I practice yoga during my menstruation?
A light practice is suggested for your menstruation days. Your body needs extra energy for cleansing and self nurture during this time. Listen to your body closely and let it guide your decision to practice.
14. Is yoga a religion?
Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is a science to lead a balanced healthy life for over five thousand years.
15. Is yoga just doing stretching and bending?
Yoga is an attempt to bring balance between your mind, breath and body. Stretching and bending are only a small part of the overall process used to bring greater awareness to your body.
16. Can I do yoga at home?
Yoga can be done anywhere.
17. What is the age limit for doing yoga?
Yoga is suitable for children from age three up to adults in their late years. The practice of yoga will help maintain a healthier body and mind.
18. What do I wear during yoga class?
Light loose clothing, or tighter stretchy clothing. Something that allows you to move freely.
19. Will I feel aching after the class?
Probably, but only for a short time.
20. Can I do yoga when I am sick?
It is not recommended to practice while you are ill. This is for your sake as well as the sake of the others that may be in the class.
21. What postures are contraindicated during pregnancy?
Deep twists are contraindicated during pregnancy. It is best to do light practice during the first trimester, and light to medium during the last two trimesters.
22. Is it difficult to do yoga being overweight?
Our yoga is adaptable for everyone. Chose a class that will allow you to breath and move without too much stress. Weight should not be a barrier to a healthier life.
23. Can yoga help me improve my height?
Posture will be improved in yoga, and possibly even greater space in your spinal joints. This may result in a very small increase of height, but generally speaking, no.
24. What is the ideal time to practice yoga?
This is a personal preference. Many people prefer mornings, and many prefer evenings. Try it all and see which fits best for you.
25. Do I need to do meditation during yoga?
No. Yoga will bring about calmness for you. If that calmness moves you to seek mediation later, that is fine.
26. What type of diseases can yoga cure?
Yoga is not a cure for any disease. Yoga can help you to create a balance in many of your body’s systems, and this in turn can allow your body to begin to heal itself.
27. I have several books on yoga. Do I really need to take yoga class?
Books are great, but safe and practical application of the ideas in the book is necessary to receive the full benefits of the information.
28. What is the different between yoga and pilates?
Pilates is a very modern system of exercise focused creating core strength in one’s body. Yoga is an ancient science focused on creating balance and cohesiveness in the entire being. There is no comparison.
29. I want to lose weight. How soon after I start yoga can I feel the result?
Yoga is not to be done for the sake of results. Weight loss has many factors, including genetics, lifestyle and diet. Any results you see, will only come after several, if not all, of these factors changed.
30. Can I eat and drink before yoga class?
It is recommended not to eat at least two to three hours before class. If you absolutely have to eat, then make it something very light, preferable not protein. Fruit, smoothie or yogurt would be a good example.
31. Who cannot do yoga?
Almost anyone can do yoga. There are cases of injury or serious illness that may keep some people away, or prevent them from participating.
32. What is hatha yoga?
Hatha yoga is the physical practice of yoga. It is the “exercise” form of yoga that most people are familiar with.
33. What is different between all the different yoga names like hatha, Yin, hot, power etc.
Most all yoga offered today in studios is a form of hatha yoga. Different schools and teachers over the past hundred years have branded their styles of yoga into classifications. These are the “name brand” forms of yoga you find offered today.
34. What is yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy is the application of yogic ideas and principles and ayurvedic treatments in order to address a specific problem or illness.
35. Is yoga good for releasing stress?
Yoga is arguably one of the best forms of stress relief known.
36. Can I do yoga everyday and see results?
You must determine what kind of “results” you are looking for. Yoga will certainly help you in many ways, but specific or desired result may keep you from seeing the actual benefits that you will experience. We encourage our participants to leave their expectations at the door, and be open to whatever results they will encounter.
37. Will practicing yoga give you muscles?
Your muscularity will certainly increase. So will your bone density, breath capacity, and overall motor functions.
38. How many calories do you burn during yoga practice?
Rest assured that it takes a considerable amount of energy to have a focused practice. You are welcome to count calories if you like, but it is not the focus of a yoga practice at Yoga and Spice.