What is yoga?
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj, means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as union. The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into a philosophical guidebook, The Yoga Sutras, an estimated 2000 years ago. It outlines the eight limbs of yoga including asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) and dhyana (meditation).
Today most people practising yoga are engaged in asana, which is a series of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
Can I still do Yoga if I’m not flexible?
Yes, you are a perfect candidate for yoga! If you have tight muscles, generally or due to physical exercise, yoga can help to lengthen and release them. Flexibility is a by-product of yoga and can be achieved through regular practice.
Can I eat before the class?
It’s a good idea not to eat at least 2 hours before a class to allow adequate digestion time. If you are prone to hunger or feeling weak during physical activity, a light snack such as yogurt or fruit is fine to consume 30 minutes before practise.
What should I wear to class?
Stretchy or loose clothing that is comfortable and non-restricting. Wearing layers is a good idea so that you can easily take off or put back on depending on your temperature during class. You may also want to bring socks, a warm jumper and/or blanket for relaxation at the end of class, as the body tends to cool down rapidly.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
Yes! For hygiene reasons it’s much better to have your own mat and you’re more likely to commit to practising Yoga regularly if you have your own. I recommend the mats and yoga related products at Yoga Bliss as they offer a great variety at affordable prices. Cristal Yoga students also get 10% off all orders with Yoga Bliss, just ask for the code next time you’re in class.
How do I book?
You can reserve a place by calling 07774 222107 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How much are the classes?
A single pass/drop-in session is £9. A 4-week pass (valid for 6-weeks) is £30 and an 8-week pass (valid for 12-weeks) is £55.
Do you do a concession rate?
Yes, I offer a 20% discount to students and anyone on a low income who feels they can’t pay the full price.
When are the classes?
The schedule is currently being updated.
There really are no stupid questions so if there’s anything I haven’t covered here In the FAQs then please get in touch.