I am a beginner, what should I expect?
You should expect to come in feeling what you feel… nervous, anxious, unsure, and then come out feeling good. Yoga is about your time on the mat. We do live in a comparing and competitive society. However, yoga is about your individual movements, breath, and connection that you find. You can also expect a community to share the yoga love and healing.
What type of yoga is best for a beginner?
Our Foremost Foundations classes break down the alignment of poses from the ground up. Our Generous Gentle Flow is a slower tempo of breath to movement. These two classes may be the best to start with. Vital Vinyasa picks up the tempo in correlation to Generous Gentle Flow. Both Yummy Yin and Radical Restorative are more still and subtle practices. Cosmo Candlelight Flow and Restore is a combination of Generous Gentle Flow & Radical Restorative. Vigorous Vinyasa is a faster tempo breath to movement flow. All of our classes at My Yoga Canyon Country are designed for all levels. We teach the beginners and challenge the experienced.
I am not flexible, is yoga for me?
Yoga is for every-body. You do not need to be flexible to do yoga. Yoga builds strength and creates flexibility. You have made the right decision to give yoga a go! We will take care of you.
What if I cannot do a pose?
Many beginners cannot do all poses. Our teachers will help you find variations that give you an opportunity to work toward the pose, and receive the same benefits. Yoga is a process, and so are the poses.
I get anxious, have a hard time sitting still and feel depressed from time to time, can yoga help?
Yoga cultivates awareness, balance, and acceptance. These healing qualities of yoga, along with others you will find will definitely assist in being anxious, antsy, and feeling depressed. Yoga can be as much or as little of an influence that you choose it to be.
What should I wear to class?
Wear something that you feel comfortable to move, breath, stretch, and strengthen in. Show off your comfy style! You may want to take off any jewelry.
What should I bring to class?
Bring you, your interest in yoga, and a mat if you have one! We have mats to rent if you do not have one. You can bring a water bottle if you’d like as well. We will have all the props you need.
Can I practice yoga being pregnant?
Absolutely! Practicing yoga during pregnancy can be a wonderful assist in staying balanced, strong, and breathing deeply through many stages and changes that your body will go through in your nine month process. Please consult your Physician and/or Midwife before beginning a yoga practice while pregnant. It is recommended not to practice in the first trimester if you haven’t practiced regularly before.
Is there an age limit to do yoga?
Definitely not. Don’t let your age hold you back. Everyone is at different levels in their yoga practice regardless of age. There are my options and variations offered in our classes, so that this can be a practice of longevity.
Can I eat or drink before class?
It is best to not have a heavy meal before class, as you will not feel so great having a full stomach and then begin to move in different shapes and breathe deeply. If you’d like a light snack before class, this should not be a problem. The timeframe of eating depends on your comfort. The same goes for drinking water. It is not recommended to have a stomach full of liquids before class, but some few sips before is ok.
Are there poses that will help relieve pain/injuries?
Yes! Yoga has many poses that aid in pain and injuries. Let your teacher know if you are dealing with either one of these, and he/she can be aware during your time with us.