Frequently Asked Questions
What is yoga?
Yoga is a practice that involves a person to become into their own awareness through the use yoga poses, breath awareness, and mindfulness (with the help of your teacher). A teacher will use a sequence of poses (asanas) to help ready the body for the next level pose/sequence. While doing the poses, you will incorporate your own breath with the movement and check in with yourself to experience the pose e.g. feels good or not so good, need to make an adjustment, I can go deeper or I need to soften a little.
I am a beginner, are there classes for beginners?
Yes, there are classes for beginners and you can also take private lessons. Private lessons are one on one with a teacher who can help you with any variations if needed, show and help you with the sequence.
Do I need to be flexible?
You do not need to be flexible, you will become flexible. Think of a body builder/weight lifter. They did not start off lifting 200-300 pounds in the very beginning; they built their strength over time and with self discipline. The concept goes with your yoga practice. Over time and dedication you will become more flexible.
Is yoga a form of religion?
Yoga is not a form of religion but rather a practice just like guitar lessons, gymnastics, or a speech. Yoga was around long before religion ever came about. The difference about yoga practice is there is no competition and does not require perfection. Yoga practice involves only you, and nothing or no one else matters during your practice. Yoga means union; the union of the mind, body, and spirit. Life has become so chaotic that all we hear is noise. This constant noise wreaks havoc in our bodies and mind and yoga is there to help bring balance and quiet the mind in order to find inner peace.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayur = Life or Healing, Veda = Knowledge or Wisdom. The main focus is to heal the body which focuses on the Dosha imbalance with emphasis on their respective element: Ether/Air =Vata
Fire/Water = Pitta, and Water/Earth= Kapha.
The most complete forms of healing (Balancing a Person) are: lifestyle, diet, natural herbal medicines, yoga, and meditation.