Each week we offer low-cost yoga classes, suitable for beginners, at both of our Centres from only £3.50, which is a real bargain compared to many classes that can cost upwards of £10!
If you’ve thought about trying yoga but are unsure if it was for you, we thought we’d look at some of the scientifically proven health benefits of yoga…here are our seven good very good reasons to yoga:
It improves flexibility
It has been shown that even the lowest intensity styles of yoga
have been found to increase flexibility which can significantly
improve your physical health.
It may help with stress relief
Prolonged stress affects a lot of people in the UK which can have a significant detrimental effect on health. Yoga sessions consist of Meditation, breath work and auditory rituals like chanting, which have all been shown to significantly lessen tension and relieve stress.
It can improve mental health
Movement-based yoga therapies and breathing-based practices have been shown to significantly improve mood which can help improve mental health.
It increases your strength
Yoga has been scientifically shown to improve people’s strength levels across many age groups – so yoga is for all ages, not just young people!
It improves balance
Many yoga poses can help improve a persons balance, in addition movements such as getting up from floor, stretching and reaching can also improve balance and help everyday movement.
It improves bone health
Some Yoga poses which involve isometric holds have been shown to increase bone density.
It promotes better posture
Yoga focuses on improving mobility and flexibility which can help release muscles that are often tight and improving mobility. Additionally, adding yoga poses during breaks in your workouts can also promote better posture.
Ready to give it a go?
Women can book a class on Thursday 28 April or Friday 29 April FOR FREE as part of our This Girl Can April special offer, call 0191 272 4244 to book quoting “This Girl Can” – find out more here.