At Pilates on Bourke
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a combination of physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation that aims to bring balance to the mind and body. The physical practice of Yoga is strengthening, opening, challenging and relaxing, all at the same time.
Why Do Yoga?
Yoga improves flexibility, balance and strength in the body. Not only is it beneficial for physical health and well-being, but it also helps to relieve stress, improve concentration and calm the mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely not! Yoga isn’t about attaining the perfect pose. Use as many blocks as you need. Modify the pose to feel comfortable in your own body. It’s not about being “good enough” or “right”: Yoga is about removing any judgment and letting us be present to who we are now.
We supply mats for practice. You just need to bring an open mind.
Yoga is amazing—even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits.
A new found agility that will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity. But it is also helpful to have a pair of yoga leggings, or shorts, and a t-shirt that’s not too baggy. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. It’s nice to bring a towel to class with you. Our studio has free mats and other props available for you.
In yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable. If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class.