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Five benefits of Yoga

21st June 2019

Five benefits of Yoga

Today is International Yoga Day, which aims to educate society on how much yoga participation can improve mental and physical wellbeing.

Yoga has grown massively in popularity over the last 5 years and we have been discussing the mental and physical benefits.

Why is it so popular?

Yoga is part of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies many unities such as mind and body, thoughts, actions, restraint and fulfilment.

Since its introduction, more than 170 countries worldwide have shown their support for this day.

Improves flexibility, strength, and posture – Partaking in daily yoga practice will help stretch and tone your muscles. You don’t have to be flexible to take part in Yoga, as it can be practiced at all levels of ability and a few minutes a day can really make a difference to your long-term flexibility.

Better rounded fitness – Enhancing your fitness doesn’t have to involve heavy sweating, cardio or weights at the gym. Yoga provides all of this in one – but in a peaceful, safe and holistic way. The most amazing part? You can workout at your own pace, at home!

Useful for weight loss – Yoga training doesn’t have to be intense for you to lose weight. Light yoga training can fuel the metabolic system and will help burn fat, proceeding to weight loss. Regular yoga can also aid the restoration of hormonal balance in your body, which can normalise your body weight.

Added energy – Small amounts of yoga activity will supply that much-needed energy boost in our demanding lives and will keep us fresher for longer. When practiced every day it will awaken the main energy centres (chakras) in our body. Great poses for this consist of the Tree and Cobra pose.

Reduced Stress – Yoga has been proven to reduce stress due to the three elements it consists of; poses, breathing and meditation. Research shows that people who usually practice all three elements are more capable of regulating their heart-rate variability (HRV). This tends to mean that their heart rate is lower, giving their bodies the ability to encounter stress in a more flexible way.

How can we help?

We offer a range of classes at our facilities, including Yoga, which you can book onto using our free Day Pass.

Take a step to becoming more mindful.