FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is MINDFUL Yoga?
Please see our page About Mindful Yogis to learn more.
- What other styles of yoga can I learn at MINDFUL Yogis?
Please see our What We Offer page to learn more.
- What do I need to practice yoga?
Sufficient space, a yoga mat, comfortable clothing and an open heart and mind.
- I have never practiced yoga before, my body is not very flexible and I am not sure what to expect?
Yoga is not a competitive endeavour. Being flexible is not a precondition for practicing yoga. What you can expect from MINDFUL Yogis are classes which complement your current capabilities and test your limits in a safe manner.
- Can I eat before practicing yoga?
In case of a heavy meal, it is better to provide a gap of at least 3 hours before practicing yoga. Many postures place tension and stress on the abdominal region. It is advisable to empty the bladder and bowels prior to the class.
- What if I have an injury or suffer from a health condition?
Always inform your guide/teacher of any health condition, injuries or advice given to you by your physician. The guide/teacher can customize the classes to include alternative postures to manage the injury safely or suggest avoiding certain postures altogether till such time the healing is complete.
- I am not spiritually inclined and I have heard that yoga and mindfulness practice is meant for spiritual people. Can I still practice yoga or mindfulness?
Yoga or mindfulness is not a religion. You are not expected to follow any particular religion to be able to practice yoga. At MINDFUL Yogis, we adopt a secular approach to yoga and mindfulness and offer scientific basis for the practice. If and when any yogic or mindfulness philosophy is offered during the class, it is entirely up to you take this on board or chose to reject as you please.
- About breathing, being aware and relaxing during class?
Unless specifically instructed otherwise, always breathe through the nose (with mouth closed). Yoga practice must be combined with awareness. Attention must be paid to the movement of breath and body, body sensations, most importantly – you must practice being fully present with any thoughts or feelings that may arise during the class (and after) and witness them without judgment.
Classes will begin with meditation and provide for ample relaxation in between postures and at the end of class. However, it is crucial that you closely listen to your body. If at any point you feel tired, it is essential to respect your own body and relax.
- What if I couldn’t find my answers here?
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