Yoga related questions? Let's see if I can answer some
Updated: Dec 21, 2020
If you're a curious nature, like me, you're prone to ask questions. Lots of them. And this is ok because it means you want to find out more.
In this blog, I will try to answer some common questions about yoga. Questions that until recently I needed an answer for. So let's go!
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise. Its main components are postures and breathing and it focuses on strength and flexibility. Yoga originated in India about 5000 years ago and has been adapted in a variety of ways.
Am I too young/old for yoga?
Definitely not! Yoga can be enjoyed from childhood to advanced years and there are classes suitable for every age group.
Do I have to be fit to do yoga?
No, because you can join a class suitable to your fitness level.
Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?
Not necessarily. Yoga is about practice and listening to your body and what works best for you. The more you practice yoga the more you will improve your flexibility.
Can I injure myself doing yoga?
It is very uncommon for someone to sustain a yoga related injury. Yoga is safe when taught by a qualified teacher that can offer adaptations in poses appropriate to your level.
What style of yoga should I do?
There are many different styles of yoga and some are more vigorous than others while some have a different area of focus such as breathing or posture. The key is to choose a style appropriate to your level and to what works for your body as no style is necessarily better than the other.