What is Yoga?
Yoga originated in India around five thousand years ago. As a form of exercise, Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing. Yoga is a safe, and often thought of as gentle, form of exercise. Be assured though, that whilst Yoga IS low impact, it is highly effective, benefitting wellbeing of body AND mind.
According to the NHS, “regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.”
Yoga has so many benefits and is so relevant to our modern, busy lives. So many of us work long hours, hunched over a screen and forgetting to breathe properly. These are things we can work on and make a difference to. Yoga can also help with learning how to stay centred, positive and strong. Sessions include breathing techniques, stretching, classic asanas, relaxation, visualisation and meditation. Yoga poses are intended to help improve metabolism, digestion, elimination, circulation and the functioning of the glands and nervous system. Yoga can strengthen and awaken as well as relax and calm.