What is the purpose of yoga?

Yoga is about to calm your mind and mind through different techniques. The purpose is to create inner peace, reduce stress and release tension in the body. Yoga can help you create awareness to be present in the present, with all the minds focused. You exercise your patience, become more responsive to yourself and others and can build up inner peace. It is important to try out, listen inward and go on the stomach feeling. With that said, it is obviously challenging in many ways, just as it should be. We need challenges in life to grow and develop.

Positive effects that yoga can provide:

  • • Make calm both mentally and physically
  • • Reduce stress
  • • Improve sleep
  • • Increase your body awareness
  • • Strengthen self-esteem
  • • Make you calmer and happier
  • • Provide a smoother and more moving body
  • • Strengthen the muscles and joints of the body
  • • Prevent damage
  • • Increase focus
  • • Increase concentration
  • • Increase circulation in the body
How often do I yoga?

In order to feel and experience the effects of yoga, it is good to practice regularly. Some days it may be a breathing exercise for five minutes. Another day maybe 15 minutes of beautiful positions, and one third to execute a longer pass of 30-90 minutes, with both breathing, physical positions, relaxation and meditation.

Everything is about what works in your life. If you go to a few times a week, it's good, the important thing is that yoga practice in itself does not become a stress. But taking the time to regular yoga can really free up energy for the rest of everyday life, you get a much needed recovery and will build up a durability in both body and mind.

When is the best time of day to practice yoga?

There is no right or wrong, but rather, what fits into your life? When does it work best for you to yoga? What times are easiest to create a sustainable routine?

Yoga in the morning can often be a good routine as it gives a nice start to the day. But maybe it will not work with the family, or with your own rhythm. Five minutes breathing exercise on the bus or train is also yoga!

Thus, the aim of yoga is not to become as physical a possible as possible, but rather to become "vig" purely mentally. To broaden their views and open mind for new things, open up for more compassion to both themselves and others.

Feel free to try out, maybe you will get a new habit that you did not think you would do at all.

I've never practiced yoga before. How should I start?

It may sound like a cliche - but yoga really is for everyone. Regardless of age, gender, size, injuries or disabilities, there is something for you. What you choose to exercise, what yoga shape and what techniques you use, depends simply on what you need. Feel what your body can and what you need at the moment.

  • 1. What should I wear? Let yourself be a beginner! Yoga is about doing what feels right for you in the moment. Listen to your body and release performance and comparisons. Take your time and be filled with energy as you progress through patience and insight. Baby steps simply!

  • 2. Do not be afraid of all the different names in Sanskrit that the teachers are talking about. It's absolutely nothing you need to learn. The important thing is to get what you want from your yoga practice.

  • 3. Establish a daily yoga routine. 10 minutes of yoga every day is better than a 60-minute class once a week. Less is more!
What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes. You do not have to spend a lot of money on clothes. There are plenty of nice soft clothes that you can move in unobtrusively. Nobody cares about how you look at the yoga class. Most of the time, everyone is full of struggling through the yoga anyway. In some styles, such as Kundaliniyogan, eyes closed most of the class. There's usually no sweating either. Ashtanga and anusara are often sweated in. For some positions, it's good if you can put your shirt in the pants. We train barefoot. Tights and a linen or maybe a pair of loose-shorts and a t-shirt. Take what's best for you. In the morning, it may be nice with a shawl or extra shirt before you have warmed up.

Can I eat before class?

Try not to eat just before yoga, the body is very busy melting the food right after meal and under the yoga pass, you want the opportunity to put all your energy and concentration on the different exercises.

Additionally, it may be unpleasant to perform certain positions with food in the stomach. The recommendation is to let it go for a couple of hours between meal and yoga. But you should not be hungry when you come, so take something digestive, maybe a fruit if you're hungry.

Something special to think about yoga?
  • • Yoga is barefoot in clean and comfortable clothes on a yoga mat. If you do not own your own yoga mat, there are rugs to borrow from us. Most yoga practitioners eventually acquire their personal carpet because it feels more hygienic, but also as a symbol of total hours of concentration and presence with oneself, something to be happy about. The carpet is then used frequently both at home and at all other places you choose to work out.

  • • Be on time
  • • Listen to the class and ask any questions before and after the class
  • • No shoes and socks in the studio - We practice barefoot according to yoga tradition
  • • Switch off mobile phones and leave them outside the yoga hall
  • • Avoid perfume and other strong smells
  • • Do you need to pause, stay in the room and rest on the mat until you get ready
  • • Are you a beginner, place on second or third line. This way it is easier to join the class by having an eye on more experienced practitioners.
  • • We are all people who come into yoga training, characterized by individual experiences during the day. We therefore appreciate if the yogashalan breathes a calm and harmonious atomic sphere.