Yoga helps to co-ordinate the breath, mind and body to encourage balance, both internally and externally and promote feelings of relaxation and ease.
How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness? Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath.
I’m Not Flexible—Can I Do Yoga? Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
What Do I Need to Begin? All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity. But it is also helpful to have a pair of leggings, or shorts, and a t-shirt that’s not too baggy. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. Mats will be available.
Is yoga just for women or can men practice too? Yoga is for everyone so yes they can. In addition to the benefits of the breathing and meditation practice, yoga is a full-body workout that creates both strength and flexibility. It strengthens muscles that get less attention during workouts, such as the lower back and knees, and also stretches out the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders, often very tight in men, leading to injury or weakness.
What are the health benefits of Yoga You should notice improved efficiency of your lungs and cardio-vascular system, along with improved posture, flexibility and strength. You should also notice your concentration improve, a better quality of sleep, an enhanced feeling of wellbeing and a reduction of anxiety and depression.
Suitable for all ages to help coordinate your mind, breath & body, but also to encourage balance internally and externally.