FAQ’s

I have never been to a yoga class before and do not know what to expect. Are all the other people really good at it? Will I feel out of place?
Yoga is non competitive so there is no need to feel concerned about being new in the class. You will be made to feel very welcome and there is usually a mixture of ages and abilities in a class. At a BWY class everyone is encouraged to work to their own abilities and according to their level.

What should I wear?
Something loose and comfortable that allows you freedom of movement. Yoga is generally done in bare feet but bring socks to wear especially during the relaxation.

Do I need to bring any equipment?
You will need a mat to practise on but if it is the first time you have attended a class just bring a towel or travel rug. A small block or cushion is also useful. You may like to bring a blanket that you could use to keep warm during the relaxation.

I’m very stiff and/or unfit will I be able to do it?
Lynn’s classes are a gentle, low impact style of yoga and are suitable for all abilities. Certain movements may not be suitable for you but you will be advised what these are and an alternative option offered if needed. In a yoga class you always work to your own ability and it is a holistic way to health and exercise.

I have health issues can I still come and is it safe for me to take part?
If you have a health condition you should seek medical advice from your GP before coming to the class. In the majority of instances you can still attend and practise safely. Certain movements may not be suitable for you but you will be advised what these are and an alternative option offered. In a yoga class you always work to your own ability and it is a holistic way to health and exercise.

Is yoga just for women or can men practise too?
Yoga is for everyone so yes they can. It is often thought that men may prefer more dynamic or sporty activities, but this can lead to over-training in one sport, which can in turn cause repetitive stress and other more serious injuries. In addition to the benefits of the breathing and meditation practice, yoga is a full-body workout that creates both strength and flexibility. It strengthens muscles that get less attention during workouts, such as the lower back and knees, and also stretches out the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders, often very tight in men, leading to injury or weakness.

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