Yoga and Massage Therapy
By making yoga a part of your daily routine, you may become aware of subtle changes in your approach to life.
In your yoga class you may well begin to glimpse a state of inner peace...your true Nature.
In our hectic modern world many people are taking ‘time out’ to practice yoga - a system of philosophy that originated in India more then 3000 years ago. Everyone can practice yoga, regardless of age, sex or ability.
Yoga offers us a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit, which can provide us with the ‘tools’ to cope with the challenges of daily life. Yoga can also complement medical science and therapy for specific conditions.
You may be drawn to yoga simply for health and fitness, or be seeking relief for a specific physical condition. You might want help with managing stress, or exercises suitable for the less able-bodied. Whatever your objectives, there are yoga classes that can meet them.
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 to meditate.
Yoga is not a religion or a creed and contrary to popular belief it isn’t just for the young and fit, it can be practised by all bodies of any age and by either sex. Postures can be modified to suit all bodies and abilities
What are the benefits of practising yoga?
- Improved efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
- Improved posture, flexibility and strength
- Improved concentration
- Enhanced feeling of well-being
- Better quality sleep
- Reduction of anxiety and depression
- Regular yoga practice calms the nervous system, more positive attitude towards life, increased energy and stamina.
Although attending a weekly class is the most common way to learn and practice yoga it may not suit everybody. If this is your case there are other options:
- 1-to-1 Private Tuition
- Yoga for back pain
- Yoga in the workplace