3. But is yoga not just selfish naval gazing?
Yoga has been shown to improve organ function, metabolism, immunity, brain function, mood, energy levels and overall well-being. Traditional yoga, in particular, also expands and deepens our ability to meditate and connects us with our ‘life purpose’. These benefits have a direct impact on how we think, act, or perceive ourselves and others. Yoga can thus positively affect our relationships, and everyone around us benefits. Giving ourselves quality time and attention to practise yoga is a first step.
4. But I’m over 60...
This Yoga is particularly suitable for those who are ready to take it easy. It is much more ‘yogic’ to go slow and rest, than to push ourselves. Since the approach is beautifully paced, you will in time gain surprising benefits. Importantly, life experience and maturity can help you approach the practice with awareness and depth. This way, meditating in the poses - a key aspect of tantra yoga - becomes an enriching possibility.
5. I have been unwell, can I still participate?
If you have been acutely or chronically ill, or you had recent operations, or you are injured, please consult your GP/consultant prior to attending a class and inform your yoga instructor of the outcome.
6. Is yoga safe during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant, please attend a pregnancy-specific class in your area to practise the poses that are good for you at this time. Yoga holds wonderful benefits for you and your unborn child.
7. What if I just want to do yoga to look fit?
By the time this yoga takes effect on the inside, participants are usually no longer concerned with ‘how they look’ on the outside - but they feel comfortable with themselves, and have a 'glow'. Tantra yoga facilitates self-acceptance - an appreciation for ourselves as we are now. Welcome physical changes happen for many people but are ideally viewed as welcome ‘side-effects’ - a reflection of the changes within, rather than the main goal.
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