8 Reasons to Start Yoga

  1. Stress Relief

The practice of yoga asana (postures) and breathing activates the Vagus Nerve. This nerve counteracts the stress response in the body, lowers adrenalin and cortisol level and instigates the relaxation response. Our classes will teach you ways to relax your body, lower you blood pressure, heart rate and improve digestion, boost immune response and ease symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

2. Better Breathing

We will investigate ways to slow and deepen your breathing. Practices you can take with you anywhere and use in any situation to trigger your body’s relaxation response as well as improve your blood oxygen level and develop better lung function.

3. Increased Strength

Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in your body from head to toe and aswell as strengthening they also alleviate muscular tension. With us you will learn asana that can help relax the tension in your shoulders and lower back from too many hours sat a desk, or postures that will improve your core strength and stability by challenging your balance.

4. Flexibility

Yoga helps to improve you mobility increasing the range of movement of the body and reducing aches and pains. Over time you will learn how to lengthen muscles and increase elasticity gradually making more postures possible.

5. Cardio Conditioning

Yoga provides cardiovascular benefits by helping to lower your resting heart rate. This helps to improve your oxygen uptake during exercise therefore increasing your stamina.

6. Improving Mindfulness

Yoga classes include teaching aspects of mindfulness. We use our Breath and Body connection to allow us to focus on being aware and present in the moment. This opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.

7. Circulation

Yoga postures help the body to move oxygenated blood to the body’s cells more efficiently improving circulation and lymphatic drainage.

8. Healthy Digestion

By reducing stress and cortisol levels, as well as burning excess calories yoga can aid in creating a healthy digestive system. Yoga encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of wellbeing.

Fancy joining us in March?

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