FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What can I expect in a yoga class?
A: You will be introduced to the basic asanas (poses or postures) which will include standing poses, sitting poses and restorative poses. The teacher will show you how to use yoga props such as belts and blocks to help you achieve the postures to the best of your ability.
All the asanas have different effects on the body. The basic postures that beginners are taught will build up strength and stamina, and improve muscular tone, flexibility and alignment. Practicing the postures reduces tiredness and soothes the nerves. It also trains and disciplines the mind so concentration is improved. Yoga is therefore a great help if you suffer from stress!
Q: What should I wear to a yoga class?
A: Wear clothes that do not restrict your movement in any way. The instructor should be able to see your hips, knees, and ankles clearly (shorts or footless tights are ideal). Do not wear jewelry or heavy perfume/oils/strong scents. Yoga is always practiced in bare feet so leave your shoes at the door.
Q: Do I need to bring a Yoga mat?
A: Our studio is fully equipped with mats, blocks, straps and blankets. However, some students prefer to bring their own mat. You can purchase quality yoga mats at our studio, online or at many local stores like Target.
Q: Can I eat before class?
A: Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach, so leave 3-4 hours after a main meal and at least an hour after a light snack.
Q: Can I practice yoga during menstruation?
A: Yes. However, if you are menstruating, there are certain poses that are not suitable to practice. Please consult the teacher before the class begins. The teacher may give you some alternative postures to perform during the class.
Q: Can I practice yoga at home?
Q: Yes. Practicing at home, even if it is for 20 minutes, will help to maintain health, deepen your understanding of the poses and draw the mind more inwards. Try practicing some of the poses you learned in class or refer to the sequences in Yoga the Iyengar Way, Yoga a Gem for Women, or Yoga the Path to Holistic Health.