History & Benefits of Yoga

April 1, 2017

 

History of Yoga

 

 

Modern day Yoga in the West focuses mainly on 'asana' practice, which broadly speaking, can be described as moving through various different poses while performing mindfulness and breath control. It is this unique combination that allows you to benefit physically, mentally and emotionally.

 

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj which means to unite, and is the union of mind, body and spirit. Traditionally, Yoga dates back at least 3000 years and was an ancient spiritual practice and way of life and reserved for very few, however now it has been made accessible to many people who incorporate it into their lives for the endless health benefits it has.

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Benefits of Yoga

 

 

Yoga is a practise which involves movement, breath control and mindfulness.

 

Physical benefits

improvement in muscle strength, core strength, flexibility, balance, joint movement, bone strength, blood circulation, lung capacity, muscle tension, awareness of the anatomy of your body

 

Mental & Emotional benefits

improvement in mental clarity, concentration, positivity, mindfulness, reduction in stress levels, control and awareness over thought processes, stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system (our relaxed and healthy state), homeostasis in the body.

 

 

But dont just trust my word, CLICK HERE to read what the English public Healthcare service, the NHS says:​

 

 

I teach private, group, corporate  yoga & Pilates classes suitable for beginner to intermediate levels in London. I teach in the following styles:

​Vinyasa
Ashtanga
Hatha
Yin

Mat Pilates

 

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