FAQ

Yoga is a fantastic system for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The practice of yoga is really an exploration of ourselves on all these levels. In the broadest sense, yoga is a ‘Way of Life’. It teaches us how to proceed in life with wisdom, awareness, and true understanding.

Should you have a particular question, please feel free to email us at inquiry@blissyogamanila.com.

Tips for Beginners

FAQs

I have never done yoga before, how do I get started?
First thing first, you need to let go of any preconceived notion you have about yoga. Some people believe it’s a religion or that you have to be flexible or physically fit. Some people also think it caters only to woman or the wealthy. Yoga is truly for everyone. All you need is an open mind and the ability to let yoga move through you in every level possible. It’s a good idea to peruse through our website and learn about the different classes we offer, our studio etiquette, and our information page entitled “Yoga for Beginners”.
What style of yoga is right for me?
There are many different styles of yoga. Some styles are fast paced and vigorous while others more gentle and slow moving. All styles of yoga have benefits so evaluating your individual needs and personality type will help point you in the right direction.
Is it safe to do yoga if I have an injury or medical condition?
It is always best to get the advice and clearance of your physician. Depending on the extent of your injury or medical condition most doctors highly recommend practicing yoga. In fact yoga is an excellent way to support the body in its healing process. If you get the approval from your physician it’s a good idea to let your teacher know so they can address your specific needs.
I just found out I am pregnant, should I do yoga?
Yoga is a great way to celebrate the connection between you and your unborn child. However, there are some precautions so please advise your doctor and your teacher especially if you are in your first trimester.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
  • Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Brings balance to the mind, body, and spirit
  • Strengthens and tones muscles
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Brings balance to your everyday life
  • Improves function of internal organs
  • Increases metabolism and energy
What if I’m not flexible?
This is more reason why you should practice yoga. Yoga helps increase flexibility, release joint tension and increase mobility.

Yoga Etiquette

Etiquette is not a loud and explicit rule; it is soft and subtle but necessary in order to ensure the comfort and pleasant experience of your fellow yogis and yoginis.
1
Be Punctual to Every Class; Rather, Make it Habit to Arrive Early

If you know you will be running late we recommend you call the studio to have your mat laid out prior to the start of class. Please enter the practice room quietly. If you are more than 10 minutes late we suggest you take the next class. Please note once class starts we will no longer disrupt the class to make space.

2
Observe Silence

It’s in our nature as yogis to to be sociable although we ask you keep your conversations completely out of the practice room and to a minimum in the common areas.

3
Please Remove Your Shoes Before Entering the Practice Room

This request is a form of respecting the ancient tradition of the East and to provide a clean environment in which you practice. Kindly store your shoes in the shoe racks just outside the practice room.

4
Turn Off All Cellphones or Any Other Electronic Devices

We have become so attached to our cellphones we worry we may not be able to function without them even for an hour’s time. Trust us, you will be fine. Please turn them off and do not keep them in view. They become such a distraction to your focus and defeat the reason why you are here in the first place.

5
No Bags on the Practice Room Floor

Please utilize the lockers throughout the studio to stow your personal belongings. Bags are not to be left on the floor in the practice room even against the wall. They should be placed in cubicles or closet if kept
in the practice room.

6
Mind Your Personal Hygiene

Remember a yoga class is often a very intimate setting therefore it’s necessary your body, clothes, and mat are odor free. Refrain from using perfume or cologne. It is traditional to bathe before and after class.

7
Show Respect to Not Only the Teacher but to Your Fellow Yogi / Yoginis

Depending on the time of day classes may get fairly full. Please be courteous and make space for your classmates. This is EVERYONE’s practice room. Do not go off and do postures outside of what the teacher is instructing. It’s disrespectful and distracting to students.

8
Do Not Exit the Practice Room During Class Unless it is Absolutely Necessary

Exiting the practice room because you are tired or disinterested is highly discouraged. Hang out in a comfortable seated position or child’s pose in the meantime. Also, Savasana is part of the yoga class too. Please stay until the end of final relaxation.