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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here you will find the most common questions and concerns that we experience.  If you have a comment, question, or concerned not addressed here, please email us.

YOGA

Do I have to be flexible to do Yoga?

I don't feel that Yoga is a real workout, it is just stretching?

I can't relax...nevertheless sit still in a Yoga class - Is Yoga boring?

Am I too old or too overweight for Yoga?

I have a problems with my body and cannot do Yoga - back, sciatica, herniated disks, knee problems.

My religion does not support the philosophy of Yoga.  How can I take up a Yoga practice if I don't practice a Yogic lifestyle?

Can children do Yoga?

 

DANCE FITNESS

I have two left feet and no coordination.  Can I take a dance fitness class?

Do you feel that you are too old or overweight to do a dance fitness class?

What kind of sneakers should I wear?

I can't move my hips...

What makes dance fitness different from any other aerobics class?

Do I have to be flexible to do Yoga?

One of the many myths about Yoga is the idea of a flexible body.  First and foremost, your mind is perhaps where most of your flexibility should happen.  The reality is that yes, some of the poses do look a bit intimidating to the naked eye.  However, all Yoga poses are meant to be modified for your body and through time you will become more flexible than you were.  You do not need to start out having a flexible body.  I mean if you had the flexibility within your body already, why would you need a teacher than, right?  The objective of Yoga is to take your body exactly where it is at, and strengthen it in such a way that will be receptive to you.  Your body has its own personality and our job is just to be the facilitator to empower you reach deep inside and shine from the inside outward.  Will you become more flexible, yes.  Will you get stronger and feel the therapeutic benefits of Yoga, absolutely!

I don't feel that Yoga is a real workout, it is just stretching?

Yoga is not just about relaxing, stretching, and chanting sacred sounds.  Yoga is hardwork.  You can count on that!  By utilizing the idea of static exercise and cardiovascularly inspired Yoga sequences your body will receive a workout as it perform key poses that will require you to use your major muscles, your core muscles, and regulated breathing.  Yoga can be relaxing and you will feel stretched by the end of class, yes! but it is also hardwork... In one Yoga workout, you can burn up to 350 calories.

I can't relax...nevertheless sit still in a Yoga class - Is Yoga boring?

Often times people mistake a Yoga class for a monestary type scenario.  Quite, spiritual, and too relaxing...well, yes a Yoga class should bring with it a certain vibe that relaxes your spirit and brings stillness to your mind, however, Yoga is quite vigorous in its demands on the alignment and strength of your body.  You'll find that in a Yoga class you feel an unusual sense of stillness and tranquility while at the same time an feeling an intense focus on your body.  Your muscles will tremble, you will sweat, and you will not stand still for too long, all in a good way...of course.

Am I too old or too overweight for Yoga?

Absolutely Not!  Remember, Yoga is all about finding where you are at right now and working within your body's personality.  Poses can be done on a chair, against a wall...and yes in heels too (just my girlie side coming out).  There are certain poses that help where it pertains to the aging process and the losing weight process.  So please, don't let something like age and extra lovin' get in the way of you starting a wonderful practice.

I have a problems with my body and cannot do Yoga - back, sciatica, herniated disks, knee problems.

Yoga is therapeutic.  It just is!  Yoga places the body in a biomechanically aligned state that is not to be taken lightly.  The practice of Yoga poses on a regular basis will assist the spine, the body, and the mind to be in harmony.  Through proper alignment of the body from the ground upwards, your knees will get stronger, your legs will be roots for strength, your hip girdle and spine on up with get the therapy it needs, and so on... There are poses that are modified specifically so as to alleviate back pain and there are modifications that should be followed for those with sciatica and herniated discs...so please wherever you go for Yoga please SPEAK UP, to your instructor and let him or her know your woes.

My religion does not support the philosophy of Yoga.  How can I take up a Yoga practice if I don't practice a Yogic lifestyle?

Yes, there is an outstanding philosophy behind Yoga, however, it is not necessary for you to be a practicing Yogi in order to practice Yoga.  All cultures and beliefs should be honored and respected.  If you feel conflicted, please approach your Yoga practice as a form of physical exercise and not a devotional practice.  At LotusVibe, we honor the philosophy of Yoga, however, we approach our Yoga classes with the love of Jesus on our hearts.

Can children do Yoga?

Yes...and they have fun doing it.  At a time when children are literally experiencing growing pains it is a wonderful practice to welcome into their lives.  Yoga will calm their racing minds and harness the flexibility and bone strength of an immature body still developing.  Yoga classes for kids tends to be interactive, so they have alot of fun.

I have two left feet and no coordination.  Can I take a dance fitness class?

All dance fitness classes have great foundation steps that are basics in every class.  These steps are broken down so you get the footwork and understand what happens in your body at that time.  You'll be surprised at how the natural dancer in you will come out.  I've seen many changes in students, believe me when I tell you ...you can dance!  With the basic dance fitness classes at LotusVibe, we will uncover secrets of the dance floor for you and make it fitness for you.

Do you feel that you are too old or overweight to do a dance fitness class?

Get that out of your mind right now?  Listen, old timers! you can show us a thing or too about dancing...Again with the back to basic approach, I encourage you to dance within your body's limits...just move your body in a way that feels right for you and you've got it girl!  And now, a little more lovin' to work with, oh hush!  If you got some extra pounds to contend with, you can still move your around every day, can't you...? well then, you can dance too.

What kind of sneakers should I wear?

Because of the various footwork that happens in a dance fitness class, it is recommended that you use shock absorption sneakers with lateral support.  Personally, LotusVibe.com students have found that traditional split sole dance sneakers used by dancers are great because of their comfort, cushion, and agility on the dancefloor.  You can click here, to check them out.

I can't move my hips...

Get your feet in the door, I'll get your feet on the dance floor, and together we'll uncover the secret held within those hips.

What makes dance fitness different from any other aerobics class?

Dance Fitness classes are geared to promote aerobic activity within the body by utilizing body coordination and vigorous movement.  However, dance fitness comes from a dance perspective with an aerobic twist.  The winning factor here is that the dance out weighs the aerobic aspect.  Yes, it is an aerobic activity, but first and foremost it is a dance class.  We use dance music, dance patterns, and typical dances like latin, lindy hop, disco, hip hop, etc...to make the class fun and exciting.

 

 

Breathe Your Body Beautiful...
DANCE Your Body FIT!



Breathe Your Body Beautiful...
DANCE Your Body FIT!

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