Yet, I am now making a conscious effort to attend 3 sessions a week, with my mum, our yoga instructor at Shapes
Not only will yoga help strengthen my back, by improving my core strength, but I it will have the added benefit of the amazing calming and de stressing effects it has on the whole body.
As I have learnt over years of education within the fitness industry, we all put our bodies under too much stress with extreme exercise and don’t consider that we also need to implement de stressing and mind balancing activities also to achieve optimum health.
I have always meditated and controlled my stress with other techniques and regular walks, but seemed to overlook the massive benefits of yoga.
The core of YOGA is to unite the mind body and soul in order to reach a balance of perfect harmony and wellbeing.
This balance is achieved through a combination of physical exercise known as ASANAS, breathing practices known as PRANAYAMA and meditation.
Originated in India thousands of years ago Yoga has for many years been taught in the Western World to improve flexibility, fitness levels and posture as well as give us a peaceful mind.
Yoga has also been proven to lower blood pressure and aid digestion and rebalance hormones.
Practising Yoga will promote calmness and lead to a stress-free life.
During our Yoga practice we will be instructed to breath ensuring we take in as mush oxygen as possible on inhalation and rid our bodies of carbon dioxide and harmful toxins as we exhale thus allowing us to improve our overall health.
Yoga Breathing Exercises are the foundation for:-
– Promoting health and vitality
– Opening creativity and emotions
– Controlling moods
– Helping concentration
– Promoting a feeling of connectedness
There are many different yoga breathing exercises known as pranayama techniques which use different rhythms and depths of breath to effectively balance the body in terms of health, consciousness and emotion.
So if this sounds like something that would benefit you, why not come and join us
We hold yoga classes at Shapes ladies health and fitness centre Mondays 7pm
Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30am
And Thursday evening 6.30pm
So if your interested or would like to learn more about yoga please give us a call on 01792321212 (classes must be booked due to limited availability)
Keep fit, happy and healthy. Invest in yourself, remember health is wealth