Endless. Seriously. But I would highlight better sleep, a better connection to yourself and to your body, increased body awareness, functional fitness, increased range of motion and flexibility, a quieter mind, and reduced anxiety, or at least … [Read more...] about What are the health benefits of yoga?
Yoga should never hurt, it should never make you breathe shallow or hold your breath. “Right” is what feels good for you and is an expression of the pose being done, or what your body needs at the moment. … [Read more...] about How do I know if I’m doing it right?
There are so many different types of yoga and different teaching styles. I strongly suggest you try a variety of classes and a variety of teachers before you give up on yoga. Look for a beginner or introductory classes, or try private classes. … [Read more...] about What if I tried yoga before and didn’t like it?
That’s entirely ok, I can’t do some poses either. Yoga is all about you and your body, and every body is different, so it makes sense that the expression of poses would be different. I give lots of modifications and options. Much of yoga is about … [Read more...] about What if I can’t do a pose?
I would say no. Although yoga is mostly practiced in a non-religious way, many people find it spiritual. However, this doesn’t mean that yoga is religious. Yoga is about improving the mind-body connection and achieving inner calm. … [Read more...] about Is yoga a religion?
That would make perfect sense, it’s always a bit scary to try something new. Try coming with a friend, watch one of my Sunday Morning Stretching classes first to get an idea of what to expect. Remember that it’s ok to feel like a beginner and to suck … [Read more...] about What if I’m nervous to try yoga?