Why yoga is good for you

You might think that yoga is an exercise that requires you to be a bit bendy - but that's not the case! Yoga is an ancient practice that incorporates gentle exercise, breath control and meditation - and practising yoga on a regular basis has many health benefits.

November 10, 2023

Why yoga is good for you

  • Most studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength and balance.

  • There's evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, aches and pains, anxiety, and stress.

  • Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles.  

  • The health benefits of regular yoga practice may include improved posture and circulation, and a sense of wellbeing.

  • Flexibility is an important part of physical health. Yoga offers many styles to choose from, varying in intensity from mild to moderate to high. Even the lowest intensity styles have been found to increase flexibility.

  • Yoga helps with relaxation and may improve mental health.

There are many different styles of yoga, and some are more vigorous than others. The key is to choose a class that suits your fitness level.

Always make sure you find a properly trained and qualified yoga instructor and see your doctor before taking up any new form of exercise.  

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