Yoga Classes FAQs
What should I wear?
Clothing that is easy to move in but not too loose fitting.
I don’t have a yoga mat
Not to worry: we have extras at the centre and there is no cost in borrowing one.
It’s my first class: anything I should know?
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the registration form. I offer modifications and variations of postures. As long as you listen to your body and learn to connect with your breath, you will have a good class.
Soreness versus strain
When we come to the mat, we learn to cultivate the ability to listen to our body. Breath awareness and space to explore is our intention. If you feel soreness in the belly muscle after class, that is a sign of working the muscles, if you feel strain in your joints, that is a sign of misalignment and should be adjusted.
Women (menstruation and pregnancy)
When it comes to a women’s menstrual cycle, there are quite a few theories. One is that we should not practice Vinyasa Yoga at all or anything strenuous for that matter. Another is that we should simply avoid inversions, and another is that we should follow our intuition. I have included 3 informative articles. They are worth reading:
You cannot begin a Vinyasa practise when pregnant. A pre-natal Yoga class would be suitable. If you are a seasoned practionner you may continue with your practise but be gentle. Tone it down. General contraindications include; lying on the stomach, spinal twist, inversions and lying supine. Every woman is different. Every pregnancy is unique. Speak with your doctor or midwife and let him or her know of the routine. Stay informed regarding your trimesters, listen to your body, let your motherly intuition guide, not your ego.
“The only real valuable thing is intuition”
- Albert Einstein