Here are some questions the we are often asked and love to answer for you.
What is yoga good for?
Yoga strengthens and stretches not only the muscles but also the immune system. It also helps to improve body posture. Many postural problems can be corrected here, because the spinal column and joints become more flexible and then remain that way. When tense, the muscles are shortened, which affects the ligaments and tendons. The body becomes stiff and suffers from pain. Asanas positively affect the entire body. They help to resolve tension, improve blood circulation, and make the body feel fresh and balanced.
- Yoga develops flexibility and coordination
- Creates physical strength
- Helps to improve the body posture, postural problems can be corrected
- Relieves back, neck, joint and muscles problems
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces stress and promotes emotional stability
- Improves the lungs’ function through slower and deeper breathing
- Enhances sports and other physical activities
- Increases body awareness and sensitivity
- Leads to experience of tranquillity and feelings of well-being
I am not very flexible. Can I still do yoga?
Especially in that case yoga is highly recommended. During the exercises, you will experience that your body is not as inflexible as you thought. Everybody is dynamic and capable of things that one has not thought possible before. This explains the often adventurous-like poses, which can be seen in conjunction with yoga. But don’t worry; no one will practise an asana that the body is not ready for. In the exercise of the asanas, you should never perceive discomfort or even pain. On the contrary, yoga should help to develop body awareness and comfort. This is where a well-trained yoga instructor can offer support. The body can develop and releases previously unimagined energy.
Is yoga only for a specific age group?
Various age groups with a wide range of physical constitutions can practise yoga. Anyone can move in the framework of their possibilities. Asanas are accessible for each student by using yoga props. For the more challenging poses, we will prepare the body with pre-asanas. We always create a safe environment in order to avoid any chance of injuries.
What are ‘props’?
Here are some of the props we use in Iyengar Yoga. They basically provide two benefits: First they help us to achieve the correct alignment and second they allow us to experience the full depth of the pose.
What should I bring to class?
- Tight-fitting but comfortable clothes (no jeans)
- Your own yoga mat (if you have one)
- No need to bring your own props. All props will be provided by us
Does my private health fund cover yoga classes?
Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. However, the Iyengar Yoga Association has contacted the Department of Health and requested for this decision to be revised. The Department of Health then announced another review of natural therapies in April 2019.