FAQ’s About Yoga

What is the right amount of time to wait after eating, before practicing yoga asana? And how long should I wait after practicing yoga before I can eat?

  • Two hours after you eat is generally when you have an empty stomach and it’s okay to practice yoga. If you are starving and want to practice yoga but need some food its fine to eat a banana or have a little juice to sustain you through the practice. Just no heavy meals before hitting the mat. After you practice it is recommended to wait 30 mins for your body to adjust and then eat. 

How often should I practice to have the best results?

  • When first starting out try going twice a week then after one month start going three times per week. If you add up to going 5-6 days a week make sure you always have at least one day off so your body can recuperate. Also, if you are practicing yoga almost everyday its a good idea to mix up the style (i.e. power yoga one day)

Do I have to be flexible?

  • No you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. Yoga isn’t just stretching its extremely toning, calming, meditative, spiritual, healing and opening. Flexibility is only one aspect of it. Once you practice yoga for a period of time naturally you will gain flexibility with a myriad of other benefits.

Is yoga enough or should I compliment it with cardio and weight lifting?

  • Yoga asanas are about creating a harmonious integration of breath and movement, so if you apply yogic breathing with cardio, weightlifting it can be considered a form of yoga. So I would mix it up if it feels appropriate. 

What is the ideal time for yoga?

  • Ideal time for yoga is one to two hours before sunrise. You may carry out yoga in the evening provided you have not eaten anything for last 3 to 4 hours. It is best to do yoga empty stomach, but you can have time juice or tea 30 minutes prior to yoga practice.

Are there any side-effects of doing yoga?

  • When done under proper supervision of a trained yoga teacher, there are no side effects. If at all the effects are only positive.

Can the practice of yoga help in alleviating incurable diseases?

  • Yoga is not a substitute for medicine. However it does help the body mind complex to cope with stresses. Many patients with incurable diseases have experienced a remarkable transformation.


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