By making yoga a part of your daily routine, you may become aware of subtle changes in your approach to life. you may find that you are more at peace with yourself.
Everyone can practice yoga, regardless of age, sex or ability.
Yoga offers us a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit, which can provide us with the ‘tools’ to cope with the challenges of daily life
You may be coming to yoga for health and fitness, or be seeking relief for a specific physical condition. You might want help with managing stress, or exercises suitable for the less able-bodied.
Yoga will be there for you, as it has something to offer all.
What is yoga?
Yoga – originated in India 5,000 years ago. The Sanskrit word yoga is translated as ‘union’. The practice of yoga helps to co-ordinate the breath, mind and body to encourage balance, both internally and externally and promote feelings of relaxation and ease.
Yoga classes offer students postures and movements to stretch, strengthen and flex the body, to develop breath awareness, to relax and sometimes to meditate . Some classes may be a gentle class while others can be very demanding. You may want to experience different types of Yoga and different Teachers until you find a Yoga style that suits you.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Benefits of yoga include:
- Improved efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
- Improved posture, flexibility and strength
- Improved concentration
- Enhanced feeling of well-being
- Better quality sleep
- Reduction of anxiety and depression