Frequently Asked Questions
I’m not flexible. Can I really do Yoga?
Everyone can do Yoga! Yoga is more than just making some fancy posture or standing on your head. Maybe at first it can seem difficult because it’s new, but slowly, slowly, your body will become more and more flexible and you will become more and more comfortable. Not just on your mat, but also in your day to day life!
Can a beginner take yoga classes?
Absolutely! Ayurveda Yoga's classic sequence is a 'living' thing, and can be adapted depending on who comes to class and the needs of everyone who participates. Beginners are encouraged to do only as much as they are comfortable with and to rest whenever they need to rest. The teacher will also be there to support new students and offer adjustments or alternatives to postures that may at first seem challenging.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a complex Indian medical science dating back thousands of years, and which is still practiced to varying degrees all over the world today. It offers an alternative to traditionally 'Western' medical practices that tend to focus on the physical body, and the treatment of disease. Ayurveda approaches the individual holistically, working on and maintaining balance of body, mind, and soul. In so doing , Ayurveda tunes not towards treatment (from the outside-in) but towards healing (from the inside-out), believing health to be a person's natural state.
Okay, but what is Ayurveda Yoga? How does Ayurveda connect to Yoga?
I could talk at great length on this topic! For this reason I wrote a blog post to more deeply explain the connection between Ayurveda and Yoga - although even this only scratches the surface! Speaking of blogs, you can also read more about the history of Ayurveda Yoga here. For more about the practice and philosophy of Ayurveda Yoga, I suggest reading our about page or contacting me directly!
How can I make the perfect posture?
There is no such thing as a perfect posture. Everybody’s body is different, so everybody’s posture will be a little different. Instead of focusing on how to make a ‘perfect’ posture, try focusing instead of becoming a little more comfortable in the posture.
How long will it take me to come into *place any posture here*?
There is no particular time period for coming into any particular posture. For some people it could take 1 month, and for others it could take 1 year. However, if you practice diligently everyday, it can’t but happen eventually.