WHY TRY YOGA?

Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It's a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.

At Agahatha Yoga, there are several classes for those new to yoga: Gentle Yoga, Smooth Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Chair Yoga.

 

Perspective practitioners often have the following questions:

 

Do you have to be in good physical shape and flexible to start a yoga practice?

No. The point of yoga is actually to gain flexibility and strength. One of the most popular yoga myths is the belief that you need to be flexible before ever setting foot on a mat. In fact, a regular yoga practice will actually help you become more flexible over time.

 

How often should I practice?

Practice involves a commitment to yourself to get on the mat. Start with two days a week so it is an attainable goal. Ultimately, you can increase it to five or even seven days a week.

 

Can I eat and drink before practice?

It’s best not to eat at least two hours prior to practice. A small amount of fruit and water are fine. Please remember to always hydrate before yoga practice.

 

Is the yoga practice for all ages?

Yoga is much more than physical poses and breathing exercises, and can be experienced by anyone at any age.

 

Can I practice if I have health problems?

Always consult with your doctor or health provider first. Also contact us to find out which classes and teachers are most appropriate for you.

 

Is yoga fun?

Like many forms of physical activity, there is a sense of fun and accomplishment when you master a new, challenging asana. But with yoga, you don't have to wait until you reach an advanced level to experience enjoyment.