Why Yoga

To put it simply:

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Get Flexible
  3. Sculpt Muscles
  4. Get present – Get focused
  5. Prevent sport injuries

…. What’s not to love, right?

 

Yoga is becoming more and more popular in the west, Why? Because quite simply life is stressful and busy and people are noticing they need some form of practice which enables peace. The advantage of yoga over another hobby or sport is that it contains the whole package! (physical exercise, breathing exercises, community, diet, values and it’s not competitive … for once, you are pressure free!)

But it’s not just that yoga makes us feel great, Science is now proving that yoga and meditation are extremely powerful practices and the benefits are far and wide. Weekly, the media bring up more and more articles and discoveries of yoga helping people overcome both mental and physical diseases and illnesses. But there is no better way for you to understand the benefits and believe the scientific evidence until you come and try it for yourself!

It’s really exciting to see yoga appearing within the NHS and even rugby and football teams use it to prevent sport injuries.

I really do believe yoga is suitable for everyone because it’s so diverse and there is nothing quite like it!

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Since Robin’s teacher training course, she has taught several classes ranging from small, personalized classes to one- on one appointments and even school assemblies and PSHE lessons with over 40 students. Below are a few comments from people who have experienced Robin’s yoga classes.

“There is no better way to relax and recharge my batteries than by going to Robin’s Yoga class.”

Liv 17

“I sometimes struggle to put into words how yoga makes me feel, you don’t understand the feeling until you try it. It has the ability to help you reach a state of mind that’s so full of positivity and drive that it benefits everything you do in life.”

Issy 16

“Yoga, I was skeptical at first, Crikey! My perspective and point of view changed very swiftly. Even after 40mins of yoga I could feel the mental and physical benefits; I feel more aware, relaxed, calm and flexible.
Despite my initial thoughts I can now say that I see yoga becoming a more significant part of my life.
I recommend this to everyone because within an hour you can go about a positive change mentally and physically. Shape, size, experience and fitness levels do not matter, anyone can yoga! To those who have never tried I dare you, you will change for the better.”

Ben 15

“I felt like everything in the world had stopped for just a moment, it was almost like I felt cleansed afterwards because I had no more tension or worry, it was if it had all been washed away.”

Natalia 17

What is Yoga

The word Yoga means Union in Sanskrit, meaning that yoga sees the individual as a whole, because of this, yoga provides us with a feeling of contentment; all our needs are met and we develop a feeling of deep peace and happiness. Yoga is also about uniting people and creating a sense of community.

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that originated in India around 5000 years ago. Yoga focuses on strength, endurance, flexibility and breathing techniques to increase physical and mental wellbeing. A main part of yoga are postures, also known as Asana (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) another large part is meditation and this involves bringing your attention to the present moment, by focusing your attention on the breath or sounds, bringing stillness and calm into the mind.

Yoga can be modified to suit every individual and their lifestyle, for example it can just be used as a physical practice and not be spiritual in any way. Or it can be a way of life forming the foundation to the individual’s values and behavior.

The great thing about yoga is it has a lot of depth so you can never get bored, this also allows the individual to pick and choose which bits work for them and also which bits make them happy.