On this page you can find a list of frequently asked questions about the yoga classes give at Livingroom Yoga. Is your question not listed? Please feel free to contact me by mail or telephone.
Can anyone join the classes?
Yoga is suitable for everyone , of every age and condition. Especially with yoga, you learn to go inside and feel what is right for you. You learn to practice on your own level and to appreciate it. That is why yoga is ideally suited to keep physically and mentally fit. It is important to indicate if you have certain injuries, which will be taken into account.
Do I need to sign up in advance ?
If you want to join, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 06-13112510 .
Which clothes should I wear?
(Sports)clothing, with which you can easily move is most suitable for yoga. The exercises are done barefoot or with socks. Practice yoga without jewelery and watches. During the breathing and relaxation exercises your body can cool off, therefore take a sweater along to keep you warm at the end of the lesson. If you sweat a lot, you can bring a towel.
How far in advance should I be there?
15 minutes before the class starts you are welcome at the yoga studio. Make sure you arrive at least 5 minutes before the class starts. Classes start on time and if you come late you might disturb other students.
Yoga and Food
To enjoy fully your yogic practice it is best not to eat 2 hours before the lesson, or just something light. If you are very hungry, you can eat something light, like fruit.
Silence promotes inner peace. Please always switch off your phone when you’re in the Livingroom Yoga studio and be gentle before and after yoga class. Especially when you’re a little later and the class has already begun. In this case, first lay on a mat so you can literally arrive at your yogamat.
Let your teacher know if you are suffering from injuries, pain, or if you’ve had an operation. This could be anything, a knee injury, back pain, high blood pressure or other symptoms.
Respect the cycle of your body. Take it easy during your period.
Tell your yoga teacher if you are pregnant.
Should I bring anything?
All required course materials are provided in the class. Yoga mats and meditation cushions are available. If you want to bring your own mat that is fine.
Is it desirable to practice at home?
You yourself are free to determine how often you practice yoga. Some people like to do yoga every day, others once a week. Because you feel a difference when you do yoga many people like to practice the yoga exercises at home as well. If you exercise regularly, you will find that the exercises become easier and you will feel more energetic and more relaxed.
Where is Livingroom Yoga?
Living Room Yoga is given at the centre for Fysiotherapy Amsterdam West. The location is close to the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. Further information can be found under the tab “location”.
What does the lesson cost?
The first class is € 11,- and you can pay after the class. In case you want to continue, Livingroomyoga works with a “strippenkaart” of 5 lessons, which is €55.
When are the classes ?
Every Monday at 18.30 and 20.00 o’clock.
Listen to yourself
Remember that it is your yoga practice and your body. Have patience and be aware of your own abilities. Move between ambition and enthusiasm. Be gentle with yourself and do only those things that feel good for you. Listen to your body and know your limits. Respect yourself and stay focused on the essence of your yoga practice – breathing and consciousness.
If you feel nausea after your yoga class, have a headache or experience other symptoms, this may be due to several things. Some postures or asanas stimulate processes and systems in the body. For example, the elimination of waste from your body. If those toxins circulate throughout the body, you can experience physical effects. Other causes may be emotional.
Talk to your teacher for advice and guidance. It is not strange to be emotionally during or after your yoga practice; happiness, sadness, anger or bliss.. Observe your emotions, let them pass and … keep breathing!