Common Questions about Yoga Practice
*Is yoga for everybody? Can I do yoga if I’m not flexible?
The practice of yoga has evolved a lot since it first began and nowadays there are a lot of styles and adaptations of the practice for all kinds of people, ages and tastes. There’s no need to know anything before starting to practice yoga...no need to be either flexible or strong, nor you need to know how to relax... yoga will actually help you to learn and develop these skills and many more.
There are obviously some styles that are more adaptable to our preferences than others. You can learn here about the STYLES we teach in Yoga & Yoga Barcelona. It is also important that you choose the level that best suits you. If you are a beginner, we recommend you to start off with level 1 classes, you can also try our open level classes with the rest of the teachers. If you want to learn more about your options concerning LEVELS click here.
*What do I have to wear?
You just need comfortable clothing (neither too much nor too little). The room is at a nice 21 degree temperature. At the beginning and at the end of the class you’ll be still and you might need a jacket during winter time; however, when we move in the more active part of the practice, you probably won’t need it anymore. We are barefeet in the more active practices in order to avoid slipping. Yin yoga practices are more static so you’ll need more clothes and you can use socks.
*Do I need to bring anything?
For the yoga practice we use anti-slip yoga mats, blankets, blocks and straps. In the school there are blankets, blocks and straps for all your practises. There are also little bags to cover your eyes during the final relaxation pose. There are mats for try-out classes, which are for everybody to use, so we ask you to clean and sanitize them after the class with a spray we have to do so. If you start practising more regularly we recommend you to have your own mat for hygienic reasons. You can leave your mat at the school but we suggest students to take it home twice a month to allow it to air out and to wash it every 2 or 3 months depending on the amount of days they practice weekly. When the class is over, we appreciate it if you put all the material away, leaving the room tidy and organized.
* What if I have any pains or tensions?
Before class, tell your teacher if you have any injury or nagging pain. Always respect your body and ask for variations if your feel any pain or if something just doesn’t feel right. The more information the teachers are given, the more they will be able to make the practice healthier for you. Allow yourself to rest whenever you need it, specially if you are a beginner. Some postures or exercises require more effort, which is ok, nontheless don’t push too hard, respect your limits. You’ll see more progess if you are consistent with your practice.
You can ask your teacher any questions you might have about your practice before or after class. Teachers will always be available for you between classes.
*Any other suggestion?
-Come always between 10 and 5 minutes before the class starts to have enough time to change clothes. This way we will all start at the same time. If you cannot avoid arriving late, wait until the initial silence moment finishes and then, enter the room quietly.
-Try not to eat 2 hours prior to the class.
- Take care of your hygiene specially in the summer. If you sweat a lot, bring a towel. If you wish, you can wash your feet in the school shower before the class (bring your own towel).
-Avoid wearing perfume in the class, for some people it is very unpleasant to breathe deeply with strong smells near.
- In the yoga room we mantain silence since it is a space for internalization and being with oneself. Use the changing room or the hall, before or after the practice, to share with your classmates.
If you need to ask or comment something with your teacher, please do it in a low voice.
Any other doubts, you can ask our secretary Marta or the teachers.
Thank you for your trust in us!