Q. How Is Yoga Different From Gym or Other Kinds of Fitness?
A. Dissimilar to different workout schedule, yoga is something other than physical postures. Patanjali's eight-crease way represents how the physical practice is only one part of yoga. Indeed, even inside the physical practice, yoga is one of a kind since we associate the development of the body and the vacillations of the brain to the beat of our breath. Associating the brain, body, and breath encourages us to coordinate our consideration internal.
Q. Can I practice yoga if I am overweight?
A.Yes, you can practice yoga at any weight, size, and fitness level. A good yoga instructor can help you adjust poses and positions to accommodate your body type and shape.
Q. Is it possible to lose weight practicing Yoga?
A. As part of a commitment to a mindful, healthy lifestyle, all types of yoga will help improve flexibility, strength and body composition.Yoga can be particularly beneficial for weight loss as it raises the metabolic rate.
Q. I'm Not Flexible—Can I Do Yoga?
A. Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga.Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
Q. Can yoga help me lose weight?
A.Yes, yoga can help you lose weight. The gentle postures with breathing help to detox the body, cleanse the digestive system, and decrease anxiety and stress. Stress is one of the biggest culprits behind weight gain. Yoga can help reduce your stress as well as strengthen the body and tone your muscles.
Q. What is the difference between yoga and exercise?
A.In yoga, one practices the asanas in a rhythmic manner that involves the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is like an appointment with the Self, which rejuvenates one’s entire system. It leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. In exercise, the focus is more of physical well being. After an ordinary exercise session, one feels exhausted. And is not so after a yoga session.
Q. Can I eat before yoga practice?
A. In yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you feel hungry take light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class is perfectly alright.
Q. What is the minimum age to start yoga?
A.There is no particular age to start with yoga. You can start doing yoga exercises at any age. For older people and for kids it is age of 6 to 8 years.
Q.Can the practice of yoga help in alleviating incurable diseases?
A. Yoga is not a substitute for medicine. However it does help the body mind complex to cope with stresses. Many patients with incurable diseases have experienced a remarkable transformation after doing yoga.
Q. What if I have an injury or condition that might affect my ability to participate?
A.While yoga has been proven to benefit conditions ranging from sports injuries to chronic illnesses, please do let your teacher know if you have a condition you might need to work around.
Yoga rewards dedication and hard work, but it is equally important to rest and recover when you need to.