I’m not flexible. I can barely touch my toes! Will I be able to do all of the postures?
All the more reason to come to class! Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it is about stretching your spine as well as the rest of your body to improve range of motion and restore joint mobility. The more in-flexible you are, the more you need yoga. You become flexible by doing yoga.
Why is the room heated?
There are many benefits to the heat, including:
- Warm muscles burn fat more effectively.
- When we stretch fat it has no where to sit so it redistributes back to the blood stream to then be reused as energy.
- Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
- A warmer temperature produces a fluid like stretch that allows for greater range of motion in the joints.
- Heart rate becomes elevated which improves the cardiovascular system (heart and lungs).
- Blood becomes thinner which clears the circulatory system.
- Promotes sweating which assists the detoxification process using the body’s largest organ (the skin)
- Muscles, fascia and connective tissue become more elastic allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
- Capillaries respond to heat by dilating, this allows more oxygen to muscles, tissues glands and organs helping with the removal of waste products.
- Teaches you determination, and focus in a challenging environment.
Why do we need to sweat?
Enjoy the sweat. It is doing you so much good on so many different levels. Regular profuse sweating generated by heat can:
- flush toxins out of the body
- promote relaxation and well-being
- accelerate cardiovascular action
- facilitate calorie burning
What should I wear to class?
Women should wear shorts and a sports bra/tank top, or thin leggings/capris. Men should wear bathing suit trunks, biking shorts or lined shorts. Since the room is heated, you want to wear something light that you feel comfortable sweating in.
How should I prepare for class?
Choose a class time that works for you and arrive about 10 minutes before the class starts (or 15 minutes if it’s your first time at the studio). Bring a water bottle for class or buy one at the studio. It’s best if you don’t eat for at least 2-3 hours prior to class time. Bring a yoga mat and a large towel, or you can rent from us. And most important, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to get your body fully hydrated (46-64 ounces over your normal intake).
Are the classes too challenging for a beginner?
All our classes are perfectly suitable for beginner and advanced students alike Simply start slowly and go at your own pace, pushing yourself only when ready. In a few short classes, you will feel right at home!
How will I feel after class?
You can generally expect to feel warm, loose, invigorated amazing and have the best sleep of your life! Sometimes people feel tired after their first class, this is also normal. As you acclimate after just a few classes, you will start to feel more energized.
What if I feel sore after Yoga?
Muscle soreness is a build-up of lactic acid. The best way to get rid of lactic acid is stretching. Take a yoga class!
How often should I take a class?
To receive maximum benefit and enjoy prolonged health, you should practice on a regular basis (at least 3-5 times/week).
What if I have Health Issues?
Consult with your physician before beginning your practice. If you’re experiencing health issues, yoga will support you. So come as often as you can!