We continuously update this section with questions that we receive from students

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Reasons for doing yoga: will yoga solve specific problems?

  • Will yoga help me lose weight?

  • Will yoga increase my stamina/ strength? Will it make me a better sportsperson/ runner/ swimmer/ footballer?

  • Will yoga help me tone my muscles/ increase flexibility?

  • Will yoga help me de-stress?

  • Is yoga therapeutic? will yoga bring relief from my physical conditions – back pain, arthritis, thyroid problems, knee pain etc.

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Who can do yoga: flexible/ stiff; old/ young; man/woman

  • Who can/ should do yoga?

  • Is yoga only for women?

  • Is yoga only for old people?

  • Can children practice yoga? Can my child come to the yoga class with me?

  • Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?

  • Do I need to have a calm personality to do yoga?

  • Do I have to be a vegetarian for doing yoga/ Do I have to be a teetotaller to do yoga?

  • Yoga originated in India. Is it part of the Hindu religion?

  • I have a herniated lumbar disk/ a torn knee meniscus/ I have just undergone a heart surgery/ I am pregnant/ I am over 50 years old. Can I join yoga at the practice room?

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When is it advisable to miss a class: sickness, pregnancy, menstruation, running late

  • Should I do a class if i am sick?

  • Should I do class after a long tiring journey?

  • Should I do a class if i am tired/ sleepy?

  • Should I do class if (for women) menstruating?

  • Should I do a class if (for women) if i am pregnant?

  • When can I re-start my practice after childbirth?

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Why self practice? What to do? How much?

  • Do i have to practice by myself over and above the classes that I do?

  • Do i have to practice everyday? When i practice, should it be for a certain minimum time?

  • What should I practice by myself? What sequence should I follow?

  • What props should I have at home?

  • Do I have to read/ memorise anything?

  • As a beginner, what books should I read? What movies/ features should i watch?

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