Yoga originates from India and has been around for thousands of years. It’s a great way to connect with yourself, but you do need a little time to master it. It also has its own terminology and way of doing things. That might raise questions. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions with the corresponding answers. Isn’t your question included? Feel free to contact me.
Is yoga my thing?
There’s only one way to find out and that’s to try and experience it. It’s not certain that after one class you’ll know if yoga is your thing. Yoga kent veel vormen, houdingen en technieken waar je misschien even aan moet wennen. You may already notice the benefits of yoga after your first class, but most people have to take several classes to achieve this.
Which form of yoga suits me?
This varies for everyone and depends also on your experience with yoga, your physical abilities and your personal preferences. You might think of several reasons why you would like to do yoga. Ask yourself what your reason for practicing yoga is and see if you can find it in one of the available yoga styles. Search further on the internet, where you can find a lot of information about the different species..
Why should I practice yoga?
Many benefits are attributed to yoga, such as increased body awareness, inner peace, more flexibility, stress reduction and improved breathing. But at the end of the day, it’s all about what you experience.
Can everybody practice yoga?
Yes! It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, how fit you are or how flexible you are. Yoga is about exploring and discovering your body, your feelings, your thoughts and your limitations. There are so many different yoga styles, there’s always something that suits you.
What kind of clothes do I wear to class?
It is best to put on (sports) clothing that does not constrict or hinder movement. You do yoga barefoot. During the final relaxation it is nice – if required – to be able to put on some extras to stay warm, such as a pair of socks or a warm sweater.
What are Asana’s
Asana is the Sanskrit word for posture or pose. The word is often incorporated in the names of the postures.
Savasana is the Sanskrit word for ‘dead man’s posture’ and that is the relaxation pose with which we end the yoga class. You lie on your back, with your arms along your body, with your palms facing upwards. You relax and let your feet fall apart.
How often should I take a class?
As often as you like. Depending on your wishes, it may be enough for you to attend a class once a week. You often see that once people have experienced the positive effects of yoga, they practice yoga more often. You can take a yoga class several times a week, but of course you can also practice yoga at your own home.
What does a class look like? What can I expect?
A class usually lasts 75 minutes. My classes consist of a meditation, if necessary, warming up for the physical postures (asanas) and ending with savasana (relaxation exercise).
Can I eat before class? Or drink water?
Many postures are not pleasant with a full stomach, so try not to eat too much before class. Drinking water is best done before or after class.