To be honest, in order to have the best experience, you don't really need very much. It's true that yoga props (like straps, blocks, and even blankets) can enhance your experience and help you through your practice, but if you don't have those things just yet, there are household items that can take their place (like hardcover books, regular blankets, pillows, or even a belt). Outside of those props, all you need is a yoga mat and yourself!
2. HOW LONG ARE THE VIDEOS?
The videos are an average length of 20 - 30 min. each, but you may choose how long your practice will be on any given day. If you are short on time, you may cut that in 1/2 or if you are feeling like you want more, you may follow along with another video! You'll see that it won't be long before your body begins to crave these movements, once you see how great it makes you feel!
3. HOW WILL I DO YOGA IF I AM NOT FLEXIBLE?
This is the beauty of yoga, that people often don't understand until they give it a try! These beginner videos keep that in mind. Yoga is not about crazy poses! This program gradually takes you through a series of poses that help you to move from what might be more subtle movement, into movement that is potentially more challenging for you. The poses are meant to help you to become not only more flexible, but also much stronger! Your ability will increase, allowing you to do more than you ever thought possible.
4. DO I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT FIRST?
You can start yoga from wherever you are right now! With every pose, there is always a modification if that is what you need. If excess weight has become a concern, starting to move your body in a mindful way on a more regular basis will assist with weight loss. Choosing the meal plan option will also allow you create a more balanced, healthy lifestyle and assist in weight management as, the menus include nutritious whole foods to keep your body lean and strong.
5. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTICE YOGA?
Yoga is truly something that you may practice everyday. This can be anywhere from 10 min. all the way up to 90 min. if you truly wanted to! When you are just starting out, choose the amount of time that feels both nourishing and challenging for your body. You may want to commit to practicing 3x per week to start in order to really see some benefit and results. As you progress, you may want to add days after that. Like I said, doesn't mean you are practicing 90 min. per day, a simple 10 or 15 min. routine may be all you need, or simply all you have time for on a given day day and THAT'S OK!! :)
6. CAN I PRACTICE YOGA WITH JOINT PAIN?
You always need to consult with your doctor first, but when you have the green light from them, then the answer is YES!!! I'll say it again.....YES!! There are a number of contributing factors when it comes to any type of pain, but many times the supporting muscle tissue around those joints are not performing optimally an yoga can help with that! Soft subtle movements may also help to lubricate those joints, therefore minimizing the pain.