Yoga &
Physical Movement 

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

The practice originated in India around 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.

 

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What Are The The Health Benefits Of Yoga?

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Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga.

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.

Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga.

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.

There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

Other Benefits of Yoga:

  • Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility...

  • Yoga helps with back pain relief...

  • Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms...

  • Yoga benefits heart health...

  • Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better...

  • Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods...

  • Yoga helps you manage stress...

  • Yoga connects you with a supportive community...

 

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” 

― B.K.S Iyengar

Dance & Physical Movement?

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs

  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness

  • increased aerobic fitness

  • improved muscle tone and strength

  • weight management

  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis

  • better coordination, agility and flexibility

  • improved balance and spatial awareness

  • increased physical confidence

  • improved mental functioning

  • improved general and psychological wellbeing

  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem

  • better social skills.

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“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator." 

―Michael Jackson