benefits of yoga
Yoga has been around for thousands of years & its benefits are well documented: Strength / Muscle Tone, Flexibility, Energy & A Stress Free Attitude! It is an integration of mind & body - a system of health & exercise that benefits young & old that can be started at any age. It is not just an exercise programme - but a journey of self-discovery!
On a physical level it can give you glowing health, on a mental level it helps relax your mind, may reduce stress levels and can make you feel more positive. Each time you practice the postures (asanas) you will notice a subtle difference in your strength and flexibility, you will begin to learn how to use your breathing to help open up areas of tension in your body and also to calm your busy mind.
Yoga is a pathway to discovering more about yourself and you join it when and wherever is right for you and you progress at your own individual pace. It is completely non-competitive and you will come to realise that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses and the essence of true yoga practice is to listen to what your body tells you.
Stress is the enemy of our modern world and stress or tension literally strangles our bodies, making them more susceptible to disease. Yoga's combination of postures and breath awareness enables us to smooth away our tensions, increase our strength and flexibility, strengthen our bones and joints, increase our oxygen uptake and thus gives us more energy and vitality, something we all long for.
Yoga is suitable for absolutely everyone.
We can offer help in choosing your first class as a beginner or recommend you one of our fantastic teachers if you have had some experience of yoga before.
There are many different styles of teaching and you will soon find the one that fits your bill!