Frequently asked questions
If you have any questions about Helen’s offerings this page may help. However, if these have not answered all of your questions please get in touch with Helen here, who will be happy to help.
WHO CAN PRACTISE YOGA?
Yoga is for everyone and every body. In our sessions, you work at your own pace and we ensure you feel comfortable throughout your practice.
Helen would be happy to talk you through yoga in further detail, if you still have concerns. Simply get in touch here
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PRACTISE YOGA?
For the asana practise I would recommend you attend a class once or twice a week and do personal practice alongside too but with the rest of the limbs of yoga, this becomes your road map to life and you become an embodiment of yoga. Yoga is a way of life, it is the practice of being not doing.
DO I HAVE TO BE FLEXIBILE TO PRACTISE YOGA?
No, not at all. You will find with regular practise that you will naturally improve your flexibility and fitness. Besides, we all have to start somewhere, so come along and start your practice today. The hardest part is showing up and rolling out the mat.
WHAT DO I BRING TO A YOGA CLASS?
You will need to bring your own mat to use. You may find that two blocks and a belt may help in certain postures but these are not essential. Remember to wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothes and if it’s cold perhaps some non-slip yoga socks. The only other items you require are your body and your mind.
I HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM; CAN I STILL ATTEND YOGA CLASSES?
Yoga is often used to relieve physical pain, however, please mention any medical problems you may have in advance of your yoga. For example, please tell us if you suffer from back pain, high/low blood pressure, joint problems etc. It is also important to let Helen know if you are pregnant.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO PRACTICE YOGA AFTER I HAVE EATEN?
It is best to wait 2-3 hours after a meal before you practice yoga, and 1 hour after a snack such as a piece of fruit. This allows the body time to digest the food before you practice. Ideally you should be practicing on an empty stomach.
IS Yoga Alchemy SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?
It most certainly is. Just remember to relax, enjoy and most of all have fun.