Q: Do I need to be fit to do yoga?
A: No, yoga can be practiced by anyone, all levels of fittness and age. Yoga practice will increase flexibility, strength, balance and fittness, while also strengthening mental resolve and promoting emotional wellbeing.
Q: Can I practice yoga if I am pregnant?
A: Yes. It is very benificial for the health of mother and baby and can help with ease of delivery. Some postures are unsuitable so different variations will be suggested. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier so the teacher can discuss variations with you.
Q: Can I do Yoga even if my body is very stiff?
A: Of course you can. Yoga is not just about being flexible. Practicing the Asanas brings countless benefits physically, psychically, energetically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. If your body is out of shape you should practice gently at first taking care not to create any injuries. You will already receive many of the benefits available to the more advanced practitioner. Do the Asanas as well as you can and remember to breathe deeply and rhythmically, keep yourself relaxed and concentrated. And remember, by practicing YOU WILL become flexible!
Q: Do I have to be vegetarian in order to do Yoga?
A: No, but it would help a lot. Besides making you much healthier, you would derive a lot more benefits from your practice of Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (breathing exercises). Yoga is a gradual process and most practitioners introduce themselves to its different aspects little by little.
Q: I am Christian (or Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Atheist etc.). Can I practice Yoga and meditation?
A: Yes, most definitely. Yoga is a spiritual science which is very universal in it approach. It can be practiced by individuals of all creeds and with any set of beliefs. In many instances, Yoga practitioners have found that after a few years of practice there were becoming better Christians, Jews, Muslims etc.. There is absolutely no contradiction whatsoever.