I have never done yoga before. What should I expect?
Our Yoga Basics and Gentle Flow classes at Trillium Yoga are geared towards people who are very new to yoga so no need to worry. We walk you through poses step by step and move at a nice and easy pace. This helps you to learn the alignment of each posture and keeps you safe while building strength and slowly opening tight muscles. All classes incorporate deep breathing to relax your mind and body for greater opening in a gentle way.
What are the health benefits of yoga?
Yoga has a myriad of health benefits. Breathing deeply keeps the mind focused, cleans out the lungs, and increases circulation, which oxygenates your entire system. Stretching increases flexibility, which can prevent injuries. Strength and muscle tone are the result of supporting your body weight in various poses. Also, physical exertion of any kind is super important for stress reduction. Because of the concentration required, your daily troubles seem to melt away during the time you are doing yoga. These are just a few of the magical benefits of practicing the art of yoga.
What is Yoga?
Yoga simply means “yoke” or union. Through the practice of yoga, the mind, body, and spirit begin to work symbiotically and find a balanced relationship.
What should I wear to yoga? What should I bring?
Wear comfortable clothing that won’t restrict or inhibit movement. Bring a water bottle and a small towel if you’d like. We provide mats at the studio. Don’t forget an open mind!!!
Should I eat before coming to class?
Doing yoga on a full stomach is not fun, yet doing yoga when you’re starving isn’t a good idea either. We recommend eating a light snack one hour before class or a meal 2-3 hours before class. This way your body is fueled but not focused on digestion.
I’m not very flexible, can I do yoga?
YES, in fact, you are exactly who should be doing yoga. “Yoga is not for the flexible, but rather for the willing!”Thinking you have to be flexible to do yoga is a myth. Yoga was actually created to help you gain more flexibility, which loosens tight muscles and prevents injury.