1. I don’t have time to do yoga every day? What can I do?
Ans. If you practice yoga every day, it will be a life changing experience for you. However, due to some reasons you are unable to find time for practices, at least try to do so whenever you get time, with an empty stomach for 2 hours. If you are able to manage 15 minutes - 45 minutes in a day, invest your body and mind for simple stretches and pranayama practices. It will give you instant energy and will relieve your stress. Try to make it two to three times a week for practices considering your work, family, friends, commitments, time and so on. There is a common saying, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’. Instead of doing ‘Nothing’ and rusting the health, give priority to your health.
2. I have back pain, how would I find relief?
Ans. Around 60% of muscles is located in the back. Back pain originates from muscles, nerves, bones & joints in the spine and mental stressed. Yoga increases strength in the back and abdominal muscle, and strengthens the muscular network of spine. Many asanas help the body to maintain proper upright posture and movement which reduce injuries for the back. Many postures reduce the stress of shoulders and thoracic muscles group. Meditation and pranayama helps to reduce mental stress. Thus, yoga helps in curing back pain.
1. Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?
Ans. No, it is not necessary that you have to be flexible to do yoga. Each pose of asana helps you to stretch muscles, ligaments, tendons of the body, the experience of stretches and pressures, will give you flexibility over the period. Come as you are. You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Yoga practice will make you flexible.
2. I am an athlete, how can yoga help me to improve my performance as an athlete.
Ans. Yoga gives muscular endurance, strength, flexibility to everyone. If you are a player or performing any skill, your performance will improve with yoga. As an athlete, stretches lessen the risk of injuries during pre/post run. They give breath control, flexibility, mental focus and relieve muscle tension, provide energy during endurance training. So surely yoga helps a lot in any skill work.
3. Are your classes suitable for beginners?
Ans. Yes, my classes are absolutely suitable for beginners. When you match your performance with students who are masters to perform asanas since long, we personally modify or simplify the asanas for beginners. We apply low intensity or encourage performing the asanas as per capacity of an individual. Once you pick up the skill, strength, flexibility, you will be capable soon to work with regular students in the class.
4. How can you handle many deficiencies in one class at a time, when each disease prescribed different asana?
Ans. Asanas have number of benefits that influences various part of body by yoga poses, reflects central nervous system, influencing the mind in many positive ways. So although many physical or mental deficiencies are carried by different students in the class, yoga is beneficial to everyone in some or the other way.
1. Can I take massage during labor?
Ans. Yes, you can take massage during labor to relax the body which causes to release endorphins and decrease stress. The positive, soft, polite touch of the massage helps both - the mother and her baby. It builds confidence in the mother to face labor.
2. How I will come to know that I am on the stage of ‘true labor’ instead of ‘false labor’?
Ans. True labor contractions are longer and closer together; they get strong by walking and changing positions and are usually felt in the back and abdomen. These contractions occur at regular intervals. Lasting for 30-60 seconds. However, false labor is known as pre labor where expected mother gets contractions those do not get closer together and may stop after an hour or so. False labor is the signs preparing your body’s way of getting ready for the real thing – the day you give birth. However, they are not a sign that labor has begun or is getting ready to begin.
1. I have not done yoga earlier; can I apply for diploma courses of Yoga?
Ans. A yoga teacher must have been attending yoga classes regularly and without any break for minimum 3 months before appearing courses to understand and achieve high standard of yoga aspects and practices. It will build a strong base for health. During this period candidate will learn techniques and basic aspects of asanas and pranayama. Hence, the experience of yoga is very important to go for any academic course.
2. What is the difference between the trainings of level I, II, III Shwet Yoga academy course?
Ans. Yoga diploma courses level I and II will help to develop skills of practicing yoga. If you want to be masters in your skill, you need to have a good knowledge of theory and practical in variety of techniques, methods and systems etc. Level I and II yoga courses will be covering all aspects of teaching yoga as a whole. Level III yoga course is mainly based on therapeutic aspects of all asanas along with body anatomy will build a balanced, patient and mature yoga teacher.
3. What is the style of yoga you teach?
Ans. Diploma courses at ShwetYoga follow Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinayasa yoga and Iyengar yoga.
4. What is the age limit for the applicant of Diploma course?
Ans. Age of the applicant ranging from 19 years to 65 years is eligible for the course.