- Dress in light, non- restrictive clothing for class.
- Hydrate adequately before class. Bring a water bottle for added hydration after class.
- Refrain from eating 2 hours prior to class.
- Bring your own mat and towel.
- Sign in before class starts with plenty of time to register or renew class cards.
- Take shoes off, turn off cell phone.
- Pause during class to recline or sit if you feel faint or experience dizziness or nausea.
- Know your physical limitations and exercising within them. Recognizing that with regular practice it will evolve and deepen.
- Advise your teacher of any injuries prior to class.
- Breathe in an out from the nose slowly.
- Listen and follow the teachers dialog to get the maximum benefit from the posture to maintain the group flow of the class.
Who can practice Yoga?
Anyone can practice yoga and maintaining a commitment to it will provide you with its many benefits.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
- Reduces hypertension
- Increases strength and flexibility, tones and sculpts the body
- Improves back health
- Eases digestion while improving the nervous system and blood circulation
- Promotes concentration and develops self awareness
- Builds stamina and energy
- Develops balance and coordination
What is Vinyasa style of Yoga?
Vi-nyasa literally means “to place – in a special way”. Hence, it refers to a thoughtful sequence of poses that gradually builds to create space and openness one pose at a time. At all times, you are moving and flowing through the postures in synchronicity you’re your breath. It is a “breath-synchronized movement”. A sequence of poses linking our breath, movement and intention throughout the practice. In other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.
What if I don’t want to do yoga in a group setting?
Sometimes practicing yoga in a group setting can be intimidating for the beginner and that is why Yoga’s Nature offers private and semi-private sessions. Please contact us for an appointment.
I’m brand new to yoga, how do I get started? Which class is best for me?
We offer a schedule of classes that will fit your schedule and level. New students should start with a beginner class.
What happens if I am not flexible?
This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are already, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions and, gradually, improving flexibility. Through consistent Yoga practice, your flexibility will improve, but it is not necessary to be flexible before coming to class.
How many times per week should I practice?
Start with two times per week. Initially, do what you can and refuse to let time constraints become an obstacle. You’ll find that after a while, your desire to practice will increase naturally and you’ll end up doing more and more
How early do I need to show up before class starts?
Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start time of your class or workshop, especially if it’s your first time.
What do I wear and what do I bring?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows for stretching. Dress in light, non-restrictive clothing for class. No footwear is required since yoga is practiced barefoot. Bring a yoga mat and a hand towel.
Can I eat before class?
Try not to eat anything heavy right before class. A good rule of thumb is two hours before class. It is recommended that you practice on an empty stomach. A full stomach may cause discomfort and distract you from your practice. Hydrate adequately before class. Bring a water bottle for added hydration after class.
What is Savasana?
It is the final pose of every yoga class, some say the most important of all the poses. It requires total relaxation lying on your back with your eyes closed. In yoga, when certain poses are done the affect the glands of the endocrine system, certain hormones are produced which bring the body into the anabolic state. Organs and tissues are “built up” increasing muscle mass and bone growth. During savasana, the body is put in a state whereby cells can repair and rejuvenate themselves. It is important to allow enough time for savasana, and that this time be free from distractions to allow for maximum relaxation.