Due to the current situation because of Covid-19, I also offer Yoga live classes through Zoom platform or if you prefer via Skype. This measure is important to ensure the safety of all. To do this, the practice will be adapted to the environment in which you find yourself thanks to this magnificent digital tool.
The basics you will need to bring to a yoga class:
- A mat or mat
- Comfortable clothing that does not pull or squeeze you (not too loose, to be able to perform the postures easily and with certain parts of the body not exposed).
- A blanket or shawl (depends on the time of year) for relaxation, because lying down after a series of asanas the body temperature drops and the body stays cold.
It depends on the style of yoga we do, but generally it is based on a small initial warm-up, a series of dynamic yoga asanas or postures, and a final relaxation. Depending on the class and style of yoga, a short practice of pranayama (breathing exercises) and a meditation will be included.
Of course you can! Yoga is for everyone without discrimination of age, condition or sex. Flexibility is not, in any case, a requirement for practice but a consequence of it. The more frequent and regular you practice, the more agile, flexible, and strong will become your body.
I have not exercised in a long time and I am in poor shape. Will I be able to follow the class?
First of all check that the class you want to attend is of your level. Then ask the teacher and talk to the group (if you attend with more people), to find out the level of each one and let the teacher know. The teacher will be able to offer alternatives to the different levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced) and you will be able to follow the class without problems.
The most important thing is not to be afraid of ridicule since in yoga there is no competition between students or with yourself. Each one takes his rhythm and his personal path according to his possibilities.
Lo más importante es no tener miedo al ridículo ya que en yoga no existe la competición entre alumnos ni con uno mismo. Cada uno lleva su ritmo y su camino personal conforme a sus posibilidades.
It depends on your availability. The ideal would be to practice daily, leaving a day to rest. If time does not allow you, you can at least take one class a week, expanding your practice as your circumstances change. Better one day a week, than nothing!
Regular yoga practice is not focused on losing weight. However, it helps to strengthen the muscles, tone your body and define. Continuous practice helps above all to develop the awareness of the body heling you to know yourself better and perhaps seeing yourself in a different way without comparing yourself to others.
Constant practice and relaxation techniques will help you yo develop perseverance and discipline, qualities that help to reduce anxiety, control emotional hunger, and follow a diet without feeling frustrated. In addition, certain asanas balance and stimulate the digestive system as well as slim the muscles, helping you improve the overall appearance of your body. Yoga does not lose weight but it does stimulate your body and mind.
This question shows a fear that, luckily, os Heard less and less nowadays.. The strangest thing you can find in a yoga class are the words in Sanskrit (ancient language of India) when naming certain postures or exercises. Reciting the OM mantra at the beginning and at the end of yoga class is also something common that you can find in a yoga class.
If you still have doubts, you can talk to the head of the center to be able to attend a test class and if you wish, get to know the style and the teacher .
“Yoga is the way, not the destination”