Will my monthly Yoga Bird subscription renew automatically or must I log-in and resign up, every month? Your monthly Yoga Bird subscription will continue automatically for your convenience. You may easily cancel your monthly membership at anytime, online, 24 hours a day.
What type of yoga does Yoga Bird practice? The yoga exercises that Yoga Bird teaches are just that, exercises. Yoga Bird classes are made up of poses or a set of exercises on a mat which promote alignment of the spine, breathing techniques for relaxation and Christian meditation as a connection with God. (If you are familiar with different types of yoga, Yoga Bird, is similar to a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa.)
Is Yoga Bird a religion? No, Yoga Bird is not a religion but a method of exercise, or a framework, for spiritual growth and a way to master and be in control of our physical body and our thoughts. Philippians 4:8 (NLT) "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."
How often should I exercise with Yoga Bird? Yoga Bird exercises are amazing and you will experience benefits even if you only practice for one hour a week! If you commit to more than that of course you will feel even stronger, more balanced and flexible. Just a 10 or 20 minute workout is beneficial, so don't skip a practice because you cannot commit to a 45 minute class. Do what you can and do not be anxious. Two or three times a week is a great place to begin. Very soon, you will feel the benefits and you'll find yourself wanting to do more and more!
How is Yoga Bird different from just stretching? Yoga Bird is more than just stretching. It helps us control our thoughts (endless mind chatter) and teaches us how to connect our body movements to the rhythm of our breath. The awareness of body, mind and spirit that is developed is what makes Yoga Bird a practice, rather than just a task to be completed. People who practice exercises like this learn skills to manage stress and are often able to identify personal illness earlier because of their body awareness.
I am NOT flexible, can I still do Yoga Bird? Absolutely! - And you will benefit greatly from it! It is a myth that you must be flexible to get started. That's kind of like saying you need to be a marathon runner in order to jog a mile. Come as you are, this fitness journey is about you and where you are at. We all begin at the beginning. And remember that your ability to do a pose is also affected by your skeletal structure, the length of your limbs, or any injuries you may have had or have. Practicing Yoga Bird is more about the whole mind, body, spirit connection, not how flexible you are.
May I eat before I practice my Yoga Bird? As a Yoga Bird, you will be twisting, bending forwards and backwards. If you have a lot of food in your stomach, you may become uncomfortable and/or nauseous. It is wise to wait at least two hours after eating before you do your Yoga Bird practice for the day.
What do I need to begin? Not much, which is part of the beauty of it! You'll need your body, mind, spirit and enough curiosity and gumption to get started. Dress in a pair of sweat pants, yoga pants, leggings or shorts and a shirt that's not too baggy. No need to purchase footwear because you will be barefoot. You will need a "sticky" (meaning you won't slide on it) yoga mat which you can pick up at any sports store or chain store, like Target.