Yoga works at several levels. It can work on the physical body, alleviating stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and lower back and it can work on the mental level relieving stress and tensions in the body that can cause or accentuate back pain. Many medical practioners recommend Yoga for back pain sufferers and it can be particularly effective for sciatica and scoliosis.
No – the classes are for everyone – be they a beginner or have been practising for many years.
No you do not. Yoga is non-competitive, and you will be encouraged to observe your own body and practice the postures to your own ability level. However, you will find if you practice regularly, your fitness level will improve.
No. Yoga is non competitive – ie. every posture is practised to the best of that person’s ability. As the yoga practice progresses, students find that their flexibility improves greatly. Area that were very stiff become more flexible and weal areas become stronger.