Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, an increasing number of men do attend the classes. Yoga was originally exclusively practised by men and it is only in more recent times that it has been associated more with women in the UK.
Many men now do practise yoga, including many well-known sportsmen, often choosing IYENGAR® yoga to incorporate into their fitness programmes. Both women and men benefit equally from regular yoga practice.
The close connection between physical and mental health is borne out by yoga.
Many studies have shown the benefits of yoga practice to people suffering from stress, anxiety and depression.
Yoga is much more than simply a physical activity. The deeper the practice the more the connection between body, mind and breath. Each of these elements interacts with the other to enhance our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Working through serious illness, BKS Iyengar learned the importance of ‘stepping stones’ to make yoga accessible to everyone, including those recovering from illness. This is explained further in the 2 Q & A’s that follow.
Yes, you will.
IYENGAR yoga was devised by BKS Iyengar to enable access to yoga for all. Subtle use of props and sequencing provides stepping stones for every student to progress in their yoga practice.
However as these are Beginners and General classes, they may not be suitable for someone with a serious health condition. Download the Health Declaration form here for more details.
Please contact Tom 07751 461968 if you have any questions about this.
IYENGAR yoga is one of the safest forms of yoga. Through careful use of props and sequencing and focus on alignment and precision, students progress and develop gently and steadily in their yoga practice while working within their own limitations.
You need to be comfortable in your practice so loose-fitting clothes are best. Your teacher will need to see your legs so leggings or shorts rather than baggy trousers please!
Basic equipment is provided, but you will need to buy a yoga mat.
As students progress in their practice, usually they build up their own equipment to facilitate their home practice.
The Yoga Branch practises Iyengar Yoga
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