What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient science concerned with developing a holistic, healthy and harmonious way of living. It offers benefits that make the body stronger and healthier and calm the mind. The word yoga has many shades of meaning, but is generally translated as “union” and the practice can lead to a balance of body, breath, mind and spirit.

Who can practise yoga?

Anyone can practise yoga regardless of age, ability or mobility.

What are the benefits of practising yoga?

  • Improved physical fitness including suppleness, strength, stamina and balance.
  • Emotional balance, relaxation and a general sense of well-being.
  • Enhanced concentration, awareness and self-understanding.

These benefits will develop gradually. Do not expect sudden improvement after just one or two classes! You should attend a class regularly, and also try to find a little time to practise at home even if it is only 10 minutes a day

The classic Yoga tree pose