Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to yoga and what should I bring?

You can wear anything you feel comfortable in to do yoga. Peace of Mind is a safe and non judgemental space. We want everyone to feel happy and comfortable in their bodies. You can bring a mat (or you can rent one for the class), props (blocks, straps, knee pad) if you would like, but please know that we also have props at the studio.

I am not flexible, is that a problem?

Yoga creates flexibility. So do not worry about your feelings about your level of flexibility. Flexibility will grow with regular yoga practice!

I have never done yoga before...what will I experience?

When you come in, you will place your belongings and shoes in the cubbies right by the door. The teacher will greet you to get you checked in and to discuss your questions. You will enter the door to the yoga room with your mat. You will see how the other mats are arranged in the room and place your mat in a space you feel comfortable. The teacher will inform you of what props you will need (provided by the studio) and you can also take a flip chip. This chip will be face up if you would like an assist durign class or down if you would preper not to have an assist. The teacher will walk you through all the poses and will adjust if you feel comfortable. If you have any questions, you can also chat with your teacher.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a Sanskrit word yuj, which means to yoke or to bind. It is also known as a union. In the world of yoga, there are eight limbs: Yamas (restraints), Niyamas (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyani (meditation) and Samadhi (absorption). When speaking of yoga most people engage in the third limb of asanas. This is the practice of physical postures and poses that help stengthen the body and mind with the use of meditation.

I have anxiety or depression, is yoga for me?

Yes, yoga is an amazing way to help quell the feelings of anxiety and depression by focuing on the present and mindfulness. Knowing how emotions are stored in the body, yoga will allow you to release feelings and emotions tied to anxiety and depression. It is not a "cure" for either of these. Many people have found that through yoga and counseling they feel more in control of their lives.

What do you exactly mean by meditation?

Meditation is a practice of calming the mind. It is very difficult for us to "turn off" our brains. What we can do is focus on our breath and just notice what floats in our mind. We ackowledge the thoughts and let them drift away. The more we focus on our breathing the more we can calm our minds.