Beginners Yoga FAQs
As a beginner to yoga you may have questions about starting, here are a few questions and answers for beginners yoga.
Is yoga suitable for me?
Yoga is for anyone, if you never try you’ll never know. All are welcome, male or female, young or old, active or not so active.
I’m not very flexible.
You don’t need to be able to touch your toes or to be able to contort your body into a demanding posture to do yoga. I teach yoga which is adapted to individuals, so all body types and abilities can experience postures, work within their capabilities and progress over time.
Should I check with my doctor first?
The yoga I teach accommodates many different medical conditions including back pain, pregnancy, low or high blood pressure, stress and recovery from operations and injuries. However if you are in any doubt please check with you doctor first, there is an opportunity to discuss any health concerns at the free consultation.
What should I wear?
Wear clothes that don’t restrict your movement or breath e.g. loose trousers / shorts and loose top t-shirt / sweatshirt.
What should I bring with me?
I have all the equipment required for your lesson. You may want to buy equipment to use at home, you might want a non-slip yoga mat and yoga blocks, we can discuss this at the consultation or at your first lesson.
Can I eat before my lesson?
It is best not to eat about an hour before a lesson, as it can be uncomfortable to have food in your stomach when practicing postures and working with breathing exercises. If you need to eat before a lesson try to eat something light.