Yoga with Lynn
Yoga has been practiced naked since ancient times. In the Bhagavata Purana it says:
”A person in the renounced order of life may try to avoid even a dress to cover himself. If he wears anything at all, it should be only a loincloth, and when there is no necessity, a sannyāsī should not even accept a daṇḍa. A sannyāsī should avoid carrying anything but a daṇḍa and kamaṇḍalu.”
Did you know yoga, as a form of exercise can enhance self-perception? Regardless of what your body resembles, what size you are, how much yoga experience you have, and so on… None of those issues matter when you’re in a room surrounded by others who are nude just like you are.
After a few short sessions you can grow to love your body unconditionally regardless of its size or shape simply because it allows you to move and walk and live your life!
Questions / Answers
What is yoga?
What most people refer to as yoga is actually only ONE of the eight arms of yogic practice–the asanas (or postures). Linked together, the postures form a moving meditation. It allows you to focus your mind and to “get out of your head” by giving your mind a lot of things to concentrate on (the postures). The benefits of practice are many fold including, increased energy, relaxation, improved sleep, digestive function, circulation, muscle strength, flexibility, relief from many back and joint problems, improved mind/body coordination and detoxification of the body.
What are the benefits of yoga?
There are many benefits of yoga and they are innumerable, but some of them are: flexibility, relief of joint and back pain, improved muscle-tone and posture, enhanced immune function, relief of many digestive problems, stress reduction, detoxification, increased metabolism, as well as psychological effects such as enhanced ability to focus, alleviation of depression and a general sense of well-being, self-love and acceptance.
I have never practiced yoga before can I still attend?
Yes, most classes will be structured to suit both beginners and regular practitioners of yoga.
Do I have to be flexible or limber to do yoga?
One of the goals of yoga practice is to become more flexible over time–it is not a requirement to begin.
Do I have to be good at it (yoga) to attend?
Beginning to study yoga is not about “being good at it” or being “a natural”. It is appropriate for people of all ages, shapes and levels of fitness, limber or not. It is a PROCESS through which you grow, learn and improve, accepting yourself for where you are in your practice each day.
How long does it take to be good at yoga?
Complete mastery of yoga–if that is ever really possible–takes many years. It is a gradual, growing process. Continued practice is the key, and no matter what level you are at, you will always leave class in a more peaceful, yet energized state.
What do I need to bring to class?
1. Yoga mat
3. Bottle of water
6. Your freshly showered self
7. An empty stomach (try not to eat for at least 2 hours prior to class)
Should I eat before I come to class?
Yoga is best done on an empty stomach. Try not to eat anything for at least 2 hours before class, but if this is difficult, just do the best you can. Trust me on this one–you’ll be glad you did.