QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is yoga?
The word yoga means union of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is over centuries old science with its roots in many ancient cultures. Thousands of research investigations have proven its usefulness for physical health and mental clarity. Throughout history, yoga has split into diverse schools, focusing on different aspects with one goal which is a goal of self development and mastery.
Should I eat before yoga class?
It is ideal to practice on an empty stomach, or 2 - 3 hours after eating. You may eat a light snack like a piece of fruit to sustain you within that time.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes that you can move easily in are best. It is highly recommended to practice yoga barefoot.
What should I bring with me?
A blanket to use for deep relaxation and to keep your spine and shoulders warm during meditation. You may also want to bring a meditative pillow and bottle of water.
Do I need to register in advance?
Yes, please. Let me know in advance if you are coming or not because the space is limited.
What religion is yoga?
Yoga is not a religion. It is a science of self-mastery through body movements, breath, meditation, sound and healthy lifestyle.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is called mother of all yogas, because during the practice we use all components of yoga same way that were originally find out and used thousands years ago. This type of yoga balances the nervous and glandular systems through physical exercises, meditations and chanting to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually, and to find the sacred purpose of your life.
Why do we chant?
Chanting is a powerful tool for healing. Most yogic chants are in either Sanskrit or Gurmukhi. Both are ancient languages of the yogis. The words are chosen for their meaning as they have an uplifting vibration, and are also based on the science of "Naad", the secrets hidden in sound. By reciting certain sounds, the tongue, as the words are spoken, stimulates pressure points in your mouth, bringing a relaxed state of mind by shifting energy in your brain.
What is asana?
Asana is the Sanskrit name for physical posture or exercise.
Why do some people cover their heads?
Some people choose to cover their heads with a natural cloth to protect the solar centers that become more sensitive as we begin to deeply meditate.