The Benefits of Yoga

Through the practice of Yoga we turn our attention to the self, we learn to feel and listen to our body. Co-ordinating the breath, mind and body, promotes a sense of relaxation and ease of movement.

"it isn't just about being flexible!"

A Yoga practice has positive effects on all of the bodily systems and the benefits of Yoga vary from person to person, it isn't just about being flexible! The practice of Yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) benefits the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, nervous, respiratory, reproductive and urinary systems.

Positive effects all of the bodily systems

Here are some (but not all) of the benefits of Yoga: 

  • Calmness of the mind
  • Build muscle strength
  • Improved posture
  • Aid relaxation
  • Reduce and relieve stress
  • Release tension in your limbs
  • Improved balance
  • Makes you happier
  • Hone mental clarity
  • Focuses on the here and now
  • Aid recovery from exertion
  • Improve sporting performance
  • Help with insomnia
  • Improve energy flow
  • Ease asthma
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Reduce heart rate and blood pressure
  • Peace of mind
  • Helps you become more present
  • Improves flexibility

A regular Yoga practice can bring about subtle changes in your approach to life as a whole. Taking time out from your everyday activities to practice Yoga has benefits that extends 'beyond the mat'.

Give it a try and see the benefits for yourself.

Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life

-  B.K.S Iyengar

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