Yoga FAQs

Will yoga help me to build body strength?

Yes, yoga will help you to strengthen your body. While holding asanas you pull your muscles to the bones which helps to create strength. Also, some yoga poses require you to hold your own body weight such as Down-Ward Facing Dog, Plank, and Chaturanga Dandasana.

If I have an injury will I be able to do yoga?

Yes, in most cases you can do yoga with an injury by using props or a modified version of the pose. Yoga can also aid in the recovery of an injury. Be sure to notify your instructor of any injuries so that they can assist you and help you practice safely.

Can I take yoga even though I am not flexible?

Yes, yoga is especially good for people who are not flexible. There is always a way to work with limitations in flexibility. By adding a prop most people are able to do the yoga poses or by doing the asana in a modify version. Over time, you will begin to gain flexibility.

Is it okay to start a yoga practice at any age?

Yes, a person can start yoga at any age. Yoga is so individualized that even seniors can start a yoga practice. There are enough varies types and styles of yoga that there is something for everybody.

How old do you need to be to do yoga?

There is no legal age requirement for practicing yoga. In fact, there are many programs for kids ranging from toddler through teenage years. Although yoga is good at any age, the format and asanas will vary for younger children.