Here is a list of common questions about yoga that we hope you find to be helpful! If you have any other questions that are not listed below, please do not hesitate to send us a message.


Can anyone learn to do yoga?

One of my favorite yoga quotes is “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” Since yoga is ultimately the connection of body, breath and mind, anyone can do it and everyone can benefit from a well designed practice. We often confuse yoga in the West with asana (yoga postures), which is just one of the tools of yoga.

What is the main purpose of yoga?

The Purpose of Yoga. ... The original context of yoga was spiritual development practices to train the body and mind to self observe and become aware of their own nature. The purposes of yoga were to cultivate discernment, awareness, self-regulation and higher consciousness in the individual

Why is it important to do yoga?

It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind; it helps manage stress and anxiety and keeps you relaxing. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. It improves respiration, energy and vitality. ... Yoga asanas build strength, flexibility and confidence

Is yoga a work out?

Yoga definitely counts as exercise. It's been shown to increase strength, flexibility, and VO2 consumption. But more than that, it's got mental and spiritual benefits you may not be able to get from other workouts.

How does yoga work on the body?

The body. Yoga asanas (postures or poses) help condition your body. ... A kriya focuses on the effort necessary to move energy up and down the spine; yoga mudra is a gesture or movement to hold energy or concentrate awareness; and a bandha uses the technique of holding muscular contractions to focus awareness.

What is Vinyasa yoga?

Vinyasa (pronounced "vin-yah-sah") is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as "to place in a special way," referring—in hatha yoga—to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa teachers sequence their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, with the intention of linking breath to movement, and often play music to keep things lively. The intensity of the practice is similar to Ashtanga, but no two vinyasa classes are the same. If you hate routine and love to test your physical limits, vinyasa may be just your ticket.

Can you lose weight with yoga alone?

"Regular yoga practice can influence weight loss, but not in the "traditional" sense of how we link physical activity to weight loss. ... Many yoga practices burn fewer calories than traditional exercise (e.g., jogging, brisk walking); however, yoga can increase one's mindfulness and the way one relates to their body.

Is yoga for men?

Yoga Increases Range Of Motion. You may think that range of motion is the same thing as flexibility, but it's a little different. Many guys know they have a tight muscle group or two—most frequently the hamstrings, glutes, pecs, and shoulders... Yoga is more like quality movement practice than exercise.

What should I wear to yoga as a guy?

As for the tops, men who go to yoga for beginners classes typically wear loose (but not too loose) shirts, tanks, or muscle tees. A loose, sweat absorbent cotton shirt will work, as long as you lift and move your arms around without any difficulty and without the sleeves restricting your movement.

Why is it good to do yoga?

Yoga poses stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. ... And even though yoga is not aerobic, some research finds it can be just as good as aerobic exercise for improving health. Strength: Yes. It takes a lot of strength to hold your body in a balanced pose.

What are the benefits of yoga?

“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.” Other physical benefits of yoga include: Increased flexibility.

Is yoga good for anxiety?

Available reviews of a wide range of yoga practices suggest they can reduce the impact of exaggerated stress responses and may be helpful for both anxiety and depression. In this respect, yoga functions like other self-soothing techniques, such as meditation, relaxation, exercise, or even socializing with friends.

Can yoga help with depression?

Yoga asana can be a powerful practice for depression or anxiety, and a key component of this is the breath. The breathing used in yoga, such as Ujjayi, can help calm our stress response system and contribute to a state of calm. The result is a mind-body connection that can have far-reaching effects.

What is prenatal yoga?

Our prenatal yoga is designed to support you and your baby mentally, spiritually and physically throughout your pregnancy, birth and the first three years of life. It is empowering, educating and builds communities of like minded parents. We know that the child begins its life journey when it enters its mother’s womb. That is why we believe it is so important for women to feel safe, sacred and supported in this very special time.

You will move your body with yoga and breath, learn to meditate and connect with other women.

'How do I let go of the stuck energy in my body?’

The most powerful way I have found to do this is through the Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® (BBTRS®). This system has been developed over the last few decades and integrates the latest scientific findings on how the bodies nervous system stores and releases energy combined with bodywork and experience.

BBTRS® is based on 6 elements that are integrated during a breathing session to help support the body to release chronic tension and return to its natural and balanced state. To do this it integrates: deep connected breathing, movement, sound, conscious touch, emotional release, meditation

The sessions are designed in a series to support the release of chronic tension and create opening throughout the body by using a deep and connected breathing. During a session, you are facilitated to get in touch with sensations you experience at that moment in your body and to explore them. By using the deep connected breathing together with physical awareness, you allow the ‘stuck’ energy in your body to express and let go step by step. This is done in a safe and loving environment where you will always be supported to come back to your internal place of resource and comfort whenever it is needed.

To do these sessions, you don’t need to have a conscious trauma. Anybody can benefit from them and release tension in the body you weren’t aware of. Almost everybody carries some kind of chronic tension that can lead to numerous complaints and symptoms that are often ‘inexplicable’. Examples of these are stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, eating disorders, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviour and decreased concentration. BBTRS® sessions are a safe way to rebalance your nervous system and your whole body, creating impact on a cellular level.

Ultimately you have to experience a breathing session to understand what it is. Every breathing session is unique and beautiful in its own way, and you will be completely guided and supported throughout the process.

If you feel a ‘yes’ in your heart and are ready to take your next step to explore and break through of what has been holding you back, come give it a try and experience what a breathing session can do for you!

What are the effects of BBTRS?

The breathing sessions are designed to let go of chronic tension held in the body on a physical, mental and emotional level. With releasing these chronic tensions, we can experience a breakthrough in the restricting patterns experienced on a physical level (literally chronic muscle aches and pains). Also our emotional and mental patterns linked to our physical complaints are shifting.

When tension releases, the body rebalances itself, naturally going into a state of relaxation and healing. At the end of a session, people generally feel relaxed and calm. After (a series of) breathing sessions, the shifts in energy become apparent on different levels in life, opening up the body for more vibrancy, energy and joy that you experience in your daily life.