Yoga is one of the great systems of Indian philosophy and includes a range of practices from physical postures (asana), breath control (pranayama), meditation, chanting, and so much more depending on your own practice. Most of the yoga classes at Yoga On The Green come under the umbrella term of ‘Hatha’ Yoga. Hatha Yoga specifically involves physical postures, breath control and meditation to purify and strengthen the body systems and focus the mind. There are many different traditional styles of Hatha Yoga (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin, Sivananda etc.), where our timetable says simply ‘Yoga’, this means it is a class in the classical tradition of Hatha Yoga and does not follow a particular teaching.
The regular practice of yoga can have a profound effect on both your physical and mental health and practising yoga can help to build strength and Increase flexibility, promote calm and relaxation, relieve tension and Improve concentration, boost energy, develop stamina and enhance body awareness and improve posture.
Yoga has also been shown to help alleviate many common complaints such as insomnia, anxiety, IBS, digestive disorders, PMS, stress, backache and headaches. It makes you feel better, live better and age gracefully.