You may think that yoga is about doing bendy poses on a mat but the truth is, it’s so much more than that. It’s an ancient Eastern philosophy and artform that can greatly enhance the quality of your life by reducing stress and anxiety and increasing fitness, wellbeing and vitality with proven therapeutic benefits.
Yoga incorporates physical postures, breathing practices, meditation and relaxation and philosophy practiced by over 200 million people worldwide. There is a reason that more and more people are flocking to experience this transformative practice.
Although the physical, mental and emotional benefits are limitless, here are a few:
- awareness of body and mind
- increased coordination and balance
- control emotions such as sadness and anger
- release negative thought patterns and emotions
- reduce anxiety, depression, stress and fatigue
- improve concentration, focus and clarity of mind
- plus so many more.
The word yoga means union; a union between body, breath, mind and spirit. The union and connection between these facets develops an inner awareness and fosters a connection to the inner self which offers profound and life changing shifts and results. One of the best things about yoga is its ability to slip effortlessly into your life, providing you with skills to respond rather than react to the many challenges that life brings.