FAQs – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How To Reach Dhrti Yoga Studio?
A. 1. If you are coming from Bannerghatta Road:
You have two choices:
You may take a right in BTM from Mantri Elite and follow the lake road, watch for Nilgiris on right and take left lane opposite to it which is 7th Main, reach Home Needs Super Market which is on left and further ahead to right is the studio.
Otherwise, after taking U-turn at Jayadeva signal, come up to Shopper’s Stop, enter the lane immediately after that, come straight till dead end, take right and follow the road straight out to 7 Main, you would find a Jockey store on the opposite right side of the road. The studio is located next to this store.
2. If you are coming from Advaita Petrol Junction/ Near Udipi Garden:
Take Udipi garden road up to Food Days, take right come straight up to Health & Glow/Union Bank of India on the left. After that, you would find four roads joining there with a light pole in the center. Take left, come up to 12 cross sign board, there is a Jockey store on the left side, the studio is situated next to that.
3. If you are coming from Jayadeva signal
Come to Shopper’s Stop, enter the lane immediately after that, come straight till dead end, take right and follow the road straight out to 7th Main, you would find a Jockey store on the opposite right side of the road. The studio is located next to this store.
Q. What do you teach?
A. We teach Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga.
Q. How does Yoga help?
A. Yoga helps you to come back to your base.
As you start practicing, you start discovering about your limitations, strengths, and weakness. The different practices help to develop all the faculties of a man – physical, mental, intellectual, and emotional in a harmonious and integrated fashion.
Thus deal with the all round challenge of the modern technological era with its hectic speed.
Just start the journey no one knows where it will take you.
Q. When can I start my practice session?
A. These are open sessions. You can enroll yourself at any date of the month.
Q. How do I go about with it?
A. Email the coordinator, need consultation then fix your schedule and enroll yourself.
Q. What should I do if I have health concerns?
A. Please meet the coordinator before you take up the sessions, discuss all the concerns. Keeping in mind your health concerns the coordinator will guide you. The yoga practices at Dhrti are tailor made to correct the health concerns.
At Dhrti, yoga has helped many practitioners improve their lifestyle, sleeping patterns, dietary habits, and relationships; as a result, they lead much cheerful and healthy life now.
Q. Do I need to register myself, is there a registration fee?
A. Yes you have to register by filling the registration form. The monthly fee is paid in advance on the date of joining and on every scheduled date. There are no other charges.
Q. How often do I need to practice?
A. Regularity is the key! Thrice a week will bring noticeable changes in you
Q. How long is the session?
A. The session is for an hour, some sessions go up to 75 minutes also.
Q. Can practice when I am menstruating?
A. Yes you can. There are certain practices you avoid like inversions, strong twists and backbends. You can do forward bends, restorative and distressing poses.
Q. How do I know I am improving in my practice?
A. Yoga practice brings you closer to your true self. In every session you notice the difference in your nature. Remember if your practice is bringing joy to you mean it is suiting you.
Q. What I need to bring along for my practice session?
A. Please carry your own yoga mat. And do not bring mobiles and electronic gadgets to the studio.
Q. Do you sell Yoga mats, neti pots, yoga books and other yoga accessories?
A. We do sell them. They are available at the studio.
Q. Is weight reduction possible by doing yoga?
A. Weight reduction is possible through regular practice. However, there is no instant weight loss when you practice yoga. You have to adopt a holistic approach.
You have to be persistent and gradually work with intensifying your practice. Follow a good lifestyle, incorporate a balanced diet, sleep well, and maintain good relationship. A well balanced personal and professional lifestyle will help you give desired results.
Q. What is the best time for practice?
A. Practice at the same time every time. Ensure a disciplined routine. The effect is best felt on light stomach.
Q. I travel a lot, can I still practice my Yoga?
A. Yes, it is very easy to practice yoga anywhere, anytime; all you need is a will to do and your yoga mat.
Q. I do not have enough time to practice yoga?
A. Work never ends neither household nor many other tasks in our daily lives. There will always be something you can use as an excuse to put off your dedication to your health and happiness. So whatever your sticking point is drop it now and commit afresh to your health and well being.
Q. Am not flexible, can I do yoga?
A. If you can breathe you can do yoga. Never worry about flexibility. You don’t need to start off flexible to become flexible. Stiffest of the stiff people become flexible in just few sessions and they are the one who notice the results first.
Q. I work in different shifts, when is the best time for me to practice my yoga?
A. When you feel fresh and relaxed and when your body cooperates with you practice at that time. Make sure you get enough sleep, clear your system, have a shower, and then practice your asanas. See the effect you will feel much energized for the rest of the day.
Q. I have just eaten, can I practice asanas?
A. No, all the bending and twisting will cause discomfort. If you have just eaten a full meal, give at least 3 hours and light meal give half an hour before you start your practice. If you are new to yoga, begin your practice in the evenings, and then gradually acquire the discipline to practice in the early mornings. Yoga is best early mornings as you are very light and must have had very little if any, say a fruit.
Q. I have difficulty in emptying my bowels, is it still safe to do yogasana?
A. It is not advisable to practice yoga on a full bowel or bladder. If you frequently feel constipated, have a fruit on rising in the morning. This will clear your bowels and will allow you to go ahead with your practice with ease.
Q. Can we do yogasanas on a bare floor?
A. It is not advisable to practice yoga on the bare floor. Use a mat that is thick, comfortable, and does not slip.
Q. Is it alright to practice yoga after a hot shower?
A. However cold it may outside, practicing yoga after a cold shower is highly recommended. Hot showers before your practice could lead to neurosis and laziness. If you are weak, suffer from an ailment that cannot handle cold showers, or the weather is excessively cold outside, shower in warm water until you get used to the idea of cold showers. But if you suffer from asthma or diabetes, try and shower in cold water whenever possible – this speeds up the curing process.
Q. How much time should I devote to my yoga practice every day?
A. There is no minimum amount of time that you should devote to yoga practice each day. But a daily dose of 15 minutes of yoga and pranayama is much more effective than practicing for several hours one day and none the next.
Q. Is there any age restriction for practicing yogasanas?
A. No. People of all ages can practice yoga; seniors need to practice for a shorter duration.