Q: What exactly is yoga and why should I try it?
A: You will bend, stretch, and twist your body in various poses that anybody and every body can do. You'll also smile, work, de-stress, and improve your overall health and self-image more than you can imagine. With a dedicated practice, you will benefit from increased stamina, flexibility, strength, and balance. Mental benefits include increased concentration, patience, determination, and self-control. As yoga renews your body, mind, and spirit, it's a true prescription for overall health and well-being.
Q: What if I'm not flexible and can barely touch my toes?
A: Have no fear. The most common misconception that prevents people from doing yoga is that they think they must be flexible. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it's about moving and optimizing your body and mind to develop and increase your strength, balance, flexibility, and overall health and happiness. With time, practice and patience, you will most likely benefit from increased flexibility.
Q: What should I expect in class?
A: Your first class is typically the most challenging, regardless of what age or physical shape you are in. The poses are new to you, your muscles are working hard, and it can be tiring. But don't lose heart! Most new students will tell you that they feel energized and have a great feeling of well-being after just one class. Usually by the third class, they are hooked on yoga and attend regularly.