Originating in India around 5000 years ago, yoga is a practice and philosophy now appreciated by thousands around the world. With a focus on building strength, flexibility and balance in the body and cultivating harmony within the mind, the benefits of this ancient practice are innumerable and can include:

» Improved flexibility
» Increased muscle tone
» Improved posture
» Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
» Improved circulation and blood flow
» Drains your lymphatic system and boosts immunity
» Improved mood and can help alleviate depression
» Improved focus and concentration
» Promotes relaxation

A yoga class will usually incorporate the practice of physical postures (asanas), yogic breathing (pranayama) and some form of meditation. The practice can be taught in a variety of different styles and at various levels of intensity – so it is well worth finding a style and teacher that you feel meets your personal needs.