Inner Wellness Studio
Durban, South africa
Q: Is Yoga a religion?
A: No. The key aspect of Yoga philosophy is that everything comes from within. So we look inwards to know ourselves and our bodies better, rather than looking out to an institution or figure. We often take quiet time in the beginning or end of our classes, which is a time for you to reflect on the state of your body and mind. This time ensures that you get the most from your class and leaves you feeling restored and relaxed.
Q: When can I expect to see progress in my Yoga practice?
A: Each individual will respond differently to yoga based on a myriad of factors including age, physical condition, and genetics. What is far more important than measuring “progress” is to simply embrace where your practice is, and let go of any arbitrary self-imposed “goals.” You will feel good even after your first Yoga class. But Yoga’s true benefits are experiences with a consistent long term practice. Yoga is about the journey, so enjoy the ride.
Q: How often should I practice Yoga?
A: A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the true benefits of a yoga practice, we recommend practicing consistently twice a week, this will create transformation over time. Develop the spirit of repetition and dedication in your practice and you will see results.
Q: What if I’m not flexible?
A: Flexibility is something yoga gives you; you don’t have to be flexible to start a yoga practice. Yoga brings flexibility to the body. When you sit a lot during the work day, or when you’re engaging in repetitive motion activities, you’re shortening your muscles; yoga allows you to lengthen and expand, and release toxins that build up during these activities.
Increased flexibility is not yoga’s only objective, nor its only benefit. The ultimate benefit of yoga is to harmonise and unite the body, mind and spirit in a healthy physical practice this can be experienced regardless of whether you’re able to easily touch your toes.
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