Do you need to be flexible to practice yoga?
No! Many people have inflexible bodies due to jobs that require them to sit all day, or move in a very limited manner. Regular aerobic exercise, such as running, can cause stiffness in the body. Being inflexible is not at all unusual, and yoga will teach you how to work with your body to achieve a greater range of motion which will make your daily activies more enjoyable.
What should I wear to yoga class?
You should wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes that you can move easily in. Most people are comfortable in pants or long shorts. There are times when your head will be below your waist, so you should wear a shirt that is form-fitting enough to stay in place as you go upside down. We strongly recommend practicing yoga in bare feet.
Is the room hot?
NO! We believe that generating heat internally is more beneficial to the body and ultimately safer than artificially generated heat. You will get warm, just like you do with other forms of exercise, but we keep the temperature in the room under 80 degrees, and will frequently turn on the overhead fans if requested.
I'm not in very good shape. Can I try yoga?
YES! We have all types of classes, suitable for every level of student. We encourage beginners to sign up for the Yoga Fundamentals series or take a few weeks of our yoga basics classes before trying an all levels class.
What language is my yoga teacher speaking?
At Blue Point, some of our teachers call some poses by their Sanskrit name in addition to the English name. This is designed to give the student some exposure to the history and tradition behind yoga. Sanskrit is an ancient Indian language. There is no need for you to worry about recognizing these words. The teacher will be very clear about what he or she wants you to do. Over time, you may find that you begin to recognize and understand some of the Sanskrit terms.
What does 'namaste' mean?
Namaste is a Sanskrit word that means 'the light in me honors the light in you'.