About Yoga - Everyone can benefit
Whether you want to reconnect with your natural rhythm, tone, strengthen, increase flexibility, destress, or energise, yoga has something to offer you.
Practicing yoga allows for the creation of space, strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and awareness of the body and mind. This helps to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect, enabling you reach a more balanced self through movement and breath to support your wellbeing. Yoga also has some fantastic therapeutic qualities to help prevent and recover from pain, discomfort or injury in the body.
You are never too unfit, too stiff, too young or old to start practicing.
Yoga in the modern world
The opportunity to reconnect with the self - our natural rhythm - and practice self-care are essential for our overall health. But this can be very challenging to do in this high-stress, high-intensity modern world, full of demands and distractions.
Stress can become such a constant part of our lives that this manifests in the body as we tense up and forget what it means to relax, often leading to feelings of fatigue by day but restlessness by night.
Poor posture, long periods of sitting and desk-based work can create unhealthy movement patterns which can, in time, cause pain and discomfort in the body as we disconnect from full use of our muscles reducing strength and full range of motion.
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit. The practice of yoga provides us with the opportunity to unite our body and mind with our natural rhythm and listen to what our body needs in order to prevent and/or reduce dis-ease. This can help to improve our wellbeing and quality of life offering some very practical therapeutic practices to also take off the mat.
The Yoga Journal lists a catalogue of benefits - here are just some of yoga's health benefits it suggests:
Improved posture, flexibility and strength
Enhanced feeling of wellbeing
Better quality sleep
Reduction of anxiety and depression
If this is something that you would like the opportunity to explore then please take some time to practice yoga.
You can get in touch with me if you have any questions, join us for a class here or explore a short guided practice from the comfort of your own home here. You’re also super welcome at a workshop or a much deserved yoga retreat.