What is Yoga?
The Sanskrit word yoga is translated as 'union'. The practice of yoga helps to co-ordinate the breath, mind and body to encourage balance, both internally and externally and promote feelings of relaxation and ease. In the West, the most widely taught form of yoga is Hatha Yoga.
Yoga classes offer students postures and movements to stretch, strengthen and flex the body, to develop breath awareness, to relax and sometimes to meditate.
Some classes may be low impact while others can be very demanding.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
Benefits of yoga include:
Improved effiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
Improved posture, flexibility and strength
Enhanced feeling of well-being
Better quality of sleep
Reduction of anxiety and depression
British Wheel of Yoga