Questions and Answers
What to consider before a Yoga lesson?
At least 2, better 3, hours before practice, nothing should be eaten. Try to avoid practicing Yoga with a full stomach. Generally, exercise stimulates digestion. Some poses in Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga massage the internal organs. The emptier the stomach, the more pleasant the practice. During the lesson, it is better to not drink anything. Therefore, it is important to drink enough water before practice.
What should I bring to the Yoga Class?
Basically, you should wear comfortable clothing. As we move our entire body in all directions, nothing should constrict. Whether you prefer long or short pants, a regular T-Shirt or a sleeveless one, it does not matter. Tight clothes like leggins make it easier for me to correct certain poses. Besides that, you should bring enough to drink and a towel. If you have your own Yoga mat, feel free to bring it with you.
When should I not practice Yoga?
Listen to your own body. This is true both during your practice in each pose as well in response to that question. Yoga can help and relieve some pain and tension. But if not correctly done, it can also cause pain. If you have bad pain or a cold, then better skip the practice. If you already booked a lesson, please let me know in time (at least 24 hours in advance).
How can I support the success of my practice at home?
A healthy and balanced diet is the alpha and omega of a strong body. Try to not eat anything 2-3 hours before the practice. To improve your body feel and flexibility you can stretch with care at home and you can repeat the poses you did during class. For a noticeable improvement, it’s recommended to attend a Yoga class at least once a week.
What is Vinyasa Flow?
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic Yoga Style in which the various poses are blended together to a Flow. In between, some poses are held longer to strengthen certain muscles more or to make postural corrections.
Vinyasa Flow is a very free, creative form of Yoga. Typical Yoga Poses are combined with dance-like movements and parts of other sports like Pilates. Each Vinyasa lesson is different but certain poses occur over and over again to learn them correctly. In my classes, I love to combine powerful motions with relaxing elements.
What is Ashtanga?
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic style that combines the movement of the body with the breath. The method emphasizes the importance of daily practice in a series of fixed poses. There are six series of Ashtanga Yoga sequences. In the traditional style, every student goes through the series at their own pace. That means, in each lesson the same poses are practiced in the same order. In a guided Yoga lesson specific poses are searched out and practiced together. Ashtanga was developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the 20th century in Mysore, India.