• Penny Kay

The Benefits of Yoga - let's break it down

Updated: Aug 16

Whether it's the occasional practice, a regular class or a way of life, Yoga has the power to shape, change and improve life. Get involved. Here's just a few reasons why.



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You. Your discovery, your journey, your practice. Whether you are a complete newbie or a Yoga Master, this holistic practice can be done anywhere - all you need is a mat and the space to stretch your arms out wide in all directions and you are set to go. You might also want to grab a yoga brick to help you achieve the more difficult poses, some water for hydration and a towel for those hot moments!


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Om. During Yoga you may experiment with Mantra Meditation. A mantra can be a sound or a single syllable like OM and is used to focus the mind in preparation for, or to deepen, meditation. During meditation, the focus is on the flow of breath around the body bringing about a calmness of the mind and a softening and relaxation of the body. Give it a try for a few minutes and feel the instant benefits.

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Green. Yoga provides a space for both inward and outward looking whilst moving the body in its environment. The practice of Yoga is often synonymous with eco-friendly thoughts and actions and this may be because both Yoga and Ecology have one central message - that all things are connected. If you are lucky enough to be able to practice in an outdoor space, try it out. Listen to the birds, feel the breeze on your skin. Harness the power of your own consciousness.


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All. This is one of the best bits! Yoga is available to all. At all levels and all abilities. And at this time in our troubled world, when things may be uncertain, many of us are looking for ways to keep our minds calm and our spirits up. Yoga could be the answer. Start your journey today. A trip in which you can be in control of the speed, terrain and the ultimate destination.


The benefits of Yoga may increase or improve your: Well-being

Flexibility

Strength

Immune System

Concentration

Energy

Metabolism

Breathing

Posture







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