FAQs – questions and answers

Here you’ll find answers to your questions about yoga at Yogamastazz.
If you have any further questions, please contact us here.

Why practicing yoga
With Yoga you experience the limits of your own body, its weaknesses but also its strengths. You will learn a refined perception, effortless power, agility, where it is needed, well-being and inner awareness.
Yoga can help you to relieve tension, blockages, lack of strength and flexibility through the various exercises and to optimize your state of health.
Yoga is not about the perfect posture – as many people interpret it – but about the constant physical and mental progress and the optimization of physical and mental health.
In yoga practice we work with asanas (body exercises), pranayama (breathing exercises), mantras, relaxation exercises, meditation, but also the yoga philosophy and hints to a healthy lifestyle.
Do I have to be flexible to practice yoga?
The simple answer is no. If you are not flexible, yoga is a great way to become more flexible. Yoga is the healing path to yourself. Therapeutic yoga brings you to rest, it fuels your energy, and physical discomfort is relieved and prevented. In yoga, the intension of the practice and asanas (yoga positions) is important, not how agile and elastic you are.
Which clothes are suitable for yoga
Since our clothing is like our second skin, it should be very comfortable for your yoga practice. Light, sporty clothing is ideal for yoga.
You do not need a special yoga garb. Just wear what is most comfortable for you – whether leggings, sweatpants or even jeans! Do what feels good.
Am I not flexible enough for yoga?
No! With practice also changes your flexibility. You will notice how quickly your body reacts to the yoga sessions and you become a bit more flexible every hour. We specifically use the breath to melt deeper into the asanas (physical exercises). Yoga practice affects your overall well-being at all levels of your being.
Why Yogamastazz Yoga
Our focus is on the individuals. We strive to adapt the yoga practice to structural topics as well as health ailments. Yoga is fun.
Can I do yoga if I am overweight?
Yes, you can practice yoga at any weight, size and fitness level. We help you adjust the poses and positions to your physique and body shape.
Can yoga help me lose weight?
Yes, yoga can help you lose weight. Gentle posture combined with mindful breathing helps detoxify the body, cleanse the digestive tract and relieve anxiety and stress. Stress is one of the main drivers of weight gain. Yoga can help relieve your stress and provides a gentle form of exercise that can strengthen the body and strengthen your muscles.
Am I too old for yoga?
Yoga is suitable for all ages. The high art in yoga and in life is to adapt to the constant changes. The yoga practice adapts to the individual.
For which yoga level are the courses?
Our yoga classes are suitable for all levels of yoga – from beginners to professionals. There is no prior knowledge required. It is important to us that we neither over-nor under-demand you. Therefore, we always show you to the individual asanas always appropriate modifications, which are just suitable for your yoga level. Yoga is not a competitive sport and you alone are at the center of your practice.
Do I have to bring my own yoga mat?
No, yoga mats and aids such as blocks and straps are available for free in the yoga room. If you own a yoga mat, take it with you into the yoga class.
What should I take care of before practicing yoga?
A full belly does not like to practice yoga, as we have learned from our own experience.
It’s best to wait an hour after eating before practicing yoga, but a little snack before class is fine. Observe your body to see how much time you need to digest the food before practicing.
I had health problems with my back or my knees – can I practice yoga?
If you are injured, have physical discomfort, or are in any way restricted, please notify the yoga instructors before class. Feel your body and realize its limits. The asanas can be therapeutically modified so that you can specifically support your body in its healing process.

In our “Yoga Piano” courses we focus on physical limitations with therapeutic yoga elements according to Remo Rittiner.

Yoga is too boring for me
We offer different courses (see course program). Each course is unique and different. From therapeutic yoga to dynamic yoga with music. Yoga flows and asanas held in statics can challenge you quite a bit. Just try it.
What influence does the respiratory flow have on our yoga practice?
On the basis of the respiratory flow, we can check at any time in yoga, whether we practice harmonious and with happy effort or whether we are overstraining and tense. The breath should always flow calmly – should the breath come to a halt or be pressed, then we should adjust the exercise so that the breath flows harmoniously again.
How often should I practice yoga?
From once a week to daily – everything is allowed and useful. Be aware – you can practice yoga anywhere. Practicing in your living room is no less advantageous than a lesson!
Which yoga style should I practice?
There are many forms of yoga. Choosing a style that best suits your interests depends on many factors: age, current level and type of other activity / exercise, temperature preference, fitness goals and your temperament.

Some yoga styles are fast while other forms are slow. Some yoga exercises are meditative, others restful.

Like to experiment with different classes. You will be surprised how different they can be.

Is yoga in conflict with my religion?
Yoga is never in conflict with religion. Yoga is a mental and physical exercise. Yoga typically combines posture, breathing exercises, meditation, and concentration exercises of mindfulness and relaxation.

Questions about yoga in pregnancy

When can I start yoga in pregnancy?
You can always start with pregnancy yoga. However, many pregnant women usually come to us after the 12th week of gestation (12 weeks of pregnancy) because they have to deal with nausea and feeling unwell. However, yoga could be a support during this time and help with fatigue or mood swings.
What should I take with me to pregnancy yoga?
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a nursing pillow. If you have your own yoga mat, please take it with you. Otherwise, we will gladly borrow a yoga mat to you for your yoga sessions.
How long can I practice yoga during pregnancy?
Julia practiced yoga until the day before her daughter’s birth. Her daughter was born in a few hours without any intervention. Many course participants also know that their babies were born the same or the next day after a quiet pregnancy yoga lesson. Unfortunately, yoga is not a guarantee during pregnancy, and if you are feeling dull or physically exhausted, you should take a break at the end of the pregnancy and prepare yourself for the birth and the good time afterwards.
What should I pay particular attention to in prenatal yoga?
Practiced yogins can actually practice “normally” during pregnancy. Prone positions are carried out in a lateral position or standing up. In breathing exercises, the air is not stopped. In general, too much effort should be avoided and the abdominal muscles should not be burdened! However, many course participants are inexperienced or already feel the initial challenges behind their backs. Please note the following points:

  • Always wear comfortable clothes
  • Never hold your breath but try to breathe in and out of your mouth through your nose to be prepared for the birthing process.
  • Never press against the stomach, for example: with forward bending positions, leave enough room for the baby belly!
  • In dizziness, or pain, always come out of position immediately.
  • Avoid extreme stretching, especially in the pelvic area.
  • Flowing from one position to the next.
  • Always lying down, coming up over the side.
  • Participate in final relaxation or final meditation.
Can pregnancy yoga be used as a birth preparation?
Breathing exercises are particularly important during pregnancy because they improve abdominal breathing, which is often difficult during pregnancy because the diaphragm can not dodge so well down. Good breathing calms, lowers blood pressure and prepares for childbirth. We integrate elements of Hyphnobirhting according to the Marie Mongan method, which can help you prepare for birth with the breathing exercises.

Meditations and relaxation exercises improve sleep and reduce anxiety before birth.