Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures, a series of movements designed to increase strength, flexibility and breathing. The practice originated in India over 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways.
* Improves flexibility, strength and posture
* Reduces stress, insomnia and risk of injury
* Compliments other sports and activities
* Creates body awareness, alignment and mental calmness
Yoga is for anybody and anybody’s bodies!
What are the health benefits of yoga?
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on yoga’s health benefits, most studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, including low back pain, depression and stress although if you are pregnant, have a per-existing health condition or have not exercised for a while: please consult your doctor before starting a yoga program.
What should I wear?
Loose fitting clothing, you must be comfortable and please be prepared to practice in bare feet.
What should I bring?
- Water, it is important that you stay hydrated throughout your day and your class.
- A blanket (optional for relaxation sessions)
- *Yoga mat
- *There is a limited number of yoga mats available in some venues but if you wish to bring your own mat you are very welcome.