Yoga has been around for thousands of years – it is a tried and tested practice that increases flexibility, strength, concentration, reflexes, balance, brain function, and stress control.
It is a non-competitive form of mind/body fitness and a form of healing that allows the practitioner to develop a greater body awareness and acceptance. Yoga is a discipline, philosophy of living and a path to greater peace, contentment and mind/body connection.
A number of benefits are associated with yoga:
- Promotes weight loss/maintenance as it strengthens cardio, bones, improves joint health and bowel function.
- Yoga slows and relaxes the nervous system, lowers blood pressure, and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Promotes stress reduction and general sense of well-being.
There are many styles of yoga and students can explore different classes to find one that fits their current needs.