Yoga FAQs — Part II

If you’re thinking about enrolling in yoga classes, then you probably have a few questions about what to expect during your first few sessions. We answered a few of your questions about yoga in a previous post, and in today’s post, we’ll continue to answer some of the most common questions we receive about yoga.

When you’re done reading this post, be sure to sign up for 30 days of unlimited yoga at our Wilmington yoga studio for just $30!

Will Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?

Yes, yoga can play an important role in any health and fitness program. Many people come to our Wilmington yoga studio to add yoga into their existing fitness routine, while others are looking for low-impact exercises that can help them get active during the day. Both of these approaches are just fine, and with a healthy diet and plenty of rest, yoga classes can certainly help you shed unwanted weight.

How Many Yoga Classes Should I Attend Each Week? 

The answer to this question depends on your current fitness level and what your overall goals are. If you’re coming to our Wilmington yoga studio with no previous fitness experience, then you may want to start off with one or two classes and assessing how you feel afterward. If you’re feeling like you can handle more, then sign up for one or two more classes and reassess how your body feels. Attending too many classes and not giving your body enough recovery time is a common mistake, but it’s still important to ensure that you don’t make it. The best way to determine how many classes to sign up for is to listen to your body.

Do I Have to Meditate to Do Yoga?

There are numerous benefits to incorporating meditation into your daily routine, though it’s not an essential component of yoga classes. If you’re not interested in meditation and would rather focus on stretching and the physical components of the practice, then you should speak with our yoga instructors to find classes that do not involve a meditative element.

We recommend trying meditative yoga classes several times before giving up entirely. It can be quite frustrating to have your mind wandering throughout the entire practice, but we can almost guarantee that you will feel calmer and more collected when you leave the studio.

Is Yoga Religious?

The claim that yoga is a religious practice is understandable, but incorrect. Yoga is derived from religious and meditative practices, but at its core, yoga is the practice of connecting your body and mind through a series of physical exercises. You do not need to adopt Eastern religions or begin believing in anything to take up yoga — all you need to do is practice and listen to your instructor.

We hope that this series has answered more of your questions about yoga. If you’re interested in taking up yoga, then don’t wait to sign up for 30 days of classes for just $30! We look forward to seeing you in our Wilmington yoga studio soon.

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