Yoga is all things to all people.....
'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root word 'yuk' meaning 'union' or 'yoke'. It implies harmony and balance between all aspects of creation and within ourselves.
It inclues Asanas (body postures), Pranayama (control of vital energy through breath control) and Deep Relaxation to reduce stress and build self-confidence.
Anyone can practise yoga, from any age. Less able people can practise yoga with modifications to suit their needs and abilities. The elderly person is sometimes limited by their physical capabilities, but with modifications and help, yoga is of great benefit to them and an enjoyable social event.
People who practise yoga,benefit by feeling better physically and mentally. Yoga works on the whole person, it creates suppleness,strength and stamina.
Regular practise of yoga offers the opportunity to improve the efficency and vitality of all the systems of the body and so improving the whole metabolism and communication between the mind and body.
Its stretches and tones the muscles, keeping them healthy and supple. Also by balancing the body it helps the person to be the weight that he/she should be.
It works on the inner organs and endrocrine system, which strengthens the immune system and so the student is less prone to illness.
I run yoga lessons in Paignton, Devon. Being located in the centre of Torbay, my Paignton yoga classes allow easy access to people in Torquay, Brixham and Totnes to practise yoga.