Many people practice yoga as a way to manage their health conditions. We recommend that you speak to us (or physical therapist with knowledge of yoga) to get advice about any poses or movements you need to avoid. However, if you have a medical condition or injury and haven’t practiced yoga before, we recommend that [...]
It’s better to have a more or less empty stomach during a yoga session, so leave at least two hours between a main meal and yoga.
Basically, it comes down to whenever you can fit yoga in. The morning is a great time to practice; you might wake up stiff, so opening up your body with some energizing yoga sets you up for the day. In the evening, a more relaxing yoga practice can be a nice way to unwind after work.
If you’re practicing yoga at home you can get started right away without any special equipment or expensive yoga pants. Wear clothes you feel comfortable in that won’t restrict your range of motion. A yoga mat will provide some cushioning and help stop your hands from slipping in poses like Downward Facing Dog.
Even if you practice once a week, you’ll feel the difference. If you can, try to practice two to three times a week but don’t let unrealistic expectations stop you from doing shorter practices.
Practising yoga has loads of physical benefits: it creates a flexible, toned and strong body and improves breathing, energy and metabolism. Yoga improves circulatory and cardiac health, as well as fitness levels, pain and posture. It also has benefits for your mental health, making you happier, more balanced and emotionally calmer. It helps you relax [...]
If you’re practicing yoga at home without a teacher, you might wonder if you’re doing the poses properly at first. It’s good to bear in mind from the beginning that our bodies and bone structures are all very different so there isn’t just one ‘right’ way to do a pose. Learn some of the basics [...]
We teach a style of yoga called ‘flow yoga’ which is one of the main forms of yoga. It’s a great place to learn the foundations and names of the poses. You’ll learn how to move and flow with the breath.
In very simple terms, yoga is a system for bringing balance into your body and mind. It involves the physical practice of yoga postures called asanas, and breathing exercises called pranayama. Yoga can also include meditation.
We’ve always said the hardest part is getting to the mat. Once you register for a class, put them in your schedule so you're reminded in advance. Or if you're an online member, you can pick anytime that you'd like to access the recordings. Even if you don’t feel like going to an in-studio [...]