What is Yoga?
There are often a lot of misconceptions about what yoga is, especially as it has grown more and more popular in recent times, Everyone seems to be doing it! There are many different styles and teachers out there and there is a lot more to yoga than the pictures you see on Instagram.
Yoga is an ancient discipline originating from India, The word yoga means to yoke, unite or join. Through physical postures and breathing exercises we aim to join mind, body and spirit. The result is something completely different to the standard exercise class you might be used to.
Each class contains an elements of relaxation, breath focus and physical movement of the entire body. We stretch each muscle and build strength throughout the body in a safe way that respects each individual.
Yoga is never competitive as your practice is unique to you.
Men & women of all ages, fitness levels, shapes and sizes practice yoga. Athletes and those who do other sports such as runners, cyclists and team sport players often use yoga to complement their training and prevent injury.
The best way to find out what yoga really is to come try a class and see for yourself!
Benefits of Yoga
- Improves flexibility
- Builds strength
- Improves balance
- Boosts immunity
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces tension in body & improves central nervous system
- Improves sleep patterns
- Helps digestion & relieves IBS
- Soothes the mind & reduces stress
- Increases self confidence
The list goes on and on, the positive effects of practicing yoga are endless!!