I’m not very flexible? Am I too old to practise yoga?
It really doesn’t matter how old you are, or how flexible you are. Yoga can help with aches, pain and will improve your flexibility.
All postures can be modified; therefore any age or ability can feel confident to participate.
How often do I need to practise?
The key to gaining strength, flexibility and improving your yoga practice is consistency.
Ideally it is good to take a yoga class twice a week but if you can only make one class a week it is better than nothing.
You will naturally become aware of your body and practise yoga off the mat by correcting your posture and using your core strength in everyday movements.
By learning to breathe properly you will become more relaxed and sleep better.
Can I practise yoga or aerial yoga if I have a medical or physical condition?
For the most part yes, although there are certain medical or physical conditions where aerial yoga is not recommended:
Easy onset vertigo
Very high or low blood pressure
Recent experience of a stroke and epilepsy
Botox (within 6 hours)
Pregnancy, for all yoga unless a specified prenatal class
It is important that you seek advice from a medical practitioner first if you are unsure if yoga or aerial yoga is suitable for you.
Please contact me if you have any questions you would like to discuss.
Will I lose weight?
Regular practise will tone your body and balance your metabolism, which can reduce appetite and help lose weight.
It is important to understand that weight loss comes from a healthy diet and regular exercise.
What should I wear?
For aerial yoga we recommend close fitting comfortable clothes such as longer length leggings and tees to avoid any fabric pinching. Please ensure you have no zips or clothing adornments and any jewellery and sharp hair clips are removed before class as these can catch and damage the fabric.
For grounded yoga wear comfortable non restrictive clothing that allows you to move freely.