Nine Popular Questions Asked About Yoga by Yoga Beginners

If you have recently started practicing yoga, you will naturally have a lot of questions to ask the yoga teacher.

As a popular yoga teacher, new students often ask similar questions. Here is a list of nine frequently asked questions that new yoga students ask.



1. Am I too old to start yoga, over 40 years old?

No matter your age, you can practice yoga. An experienced yoga teacher will be able to adapt postures and exercises to meet your individual needs.

2. What difference will yoga make to my lifestyle?

At its core, yoga offers a philosophy of living in harmony with everyone. It emphasizes the need to lead a healthy and normal life and to see good and beauty in all. Regular practice will also help you learn how to deal with stressful situations at work and at home.

3. I am not a vegetarian and I enjoy eating meat - can I still do yoga?
Yes you can. Many people who practice yoga eat meat and dairy products. The foods you eat have a huge impact on your energy levels. As an energy source, food can either drain you or give you energy. To get the most out of your yoga practice, you must aim to eat food that provides you with the most energy and nutrients as well as the ability to repair, strengthen and protect your body from disease, for example raw foods, whole foods, seeds and nuts.

4. Is yoga a religion?

Multifaceted yoga. Yoga students come from all walks of life, social backgrounds, and religions. Yoga is a philosophy that offers you a healthy way of life. Practicing yoga, with its focus on developing inner peace and harmony, can support you to strengthen your faith.

5. What is the chakra / energy center?

The word chakra means "wheel." In yoga philosophy, the body consists of a number of small and large energy centers or energy wheels. Your energy flows through these energy centers. There are seven major chakras - the root chakra, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the third eye / eyebrow chakra and the crown chakra.

6. What is a sun salutation?

Sun salutation is an ancient yoga practice that attracts energy and sunlight to the mind and body. It consists of twelve different movements or postures that form a graceful sequence.

7. What does "asana" mean?

Asana - This is the term for a yoga pose or yoga pose. It literally means "static mode".

8. What does Namaste mean?

Namaste is a sacred greeting to remember and honor the sacred and spirit within yourself and others. When you say Namaste, put your hands together in the prayer position in front of the center of your heart, bend over and say "Namaste."

9. What are the Four Paths of Yoga?

There are four main paths to practicing yoga, all of which traditionally act as a means to help you realize your potential and unify it with your divine nature: Karma Yoga (the path of service and unselfish action), Jnana Yoga (the path of thought, knowledge, and wisdom), Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion and love), and Raja Yoga. (The physical practice of yoga - asanas, breathing, as well as spiritual and ethical instructions, known as the Yoga Sutras or Eight Limbs Yoga Patanjali.)

When you first start yoga, you may feel exhausted and not sure of yourself. Just take your time, relax and enjoy your class. When you get home, take a look at this list of five common questions asked and see if yours is there. If not, send me an email and I will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have.