Yoga is quickly becoming the most popular workout regime among those who are looking to gain flexibility, strength and even lose weight. It can be done in the privacy of your own home or in a class with a qualified instructor. Yoga has many health benefits including reducing stress, allowing greater relaxation and overall maintaining a healthy wellbeing. We are going to discuss the benefits of yoga for the body and mind and why we recommend yoga as a way of life!

What Is Yoga?

Yoga is an old discipline developed in India. It’s both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness.

Benefits Of Yoga

  • Increases core strength
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves circulation
  • Eases pain and gives tension relief
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves posture
  • Yoga has a positive impact on mood

Just as there are many physical benefits of yoga, there are also emotional benefits associated with this practice. Yoga has the power to release endorphins in our brains; these are 'feel-good' chemicals that are released when a person is happy.

  • Yoga strengthens muscles and improves concentration
  • Yoga improves mental as well as psychological well-being
  • Yoga can help ease overthinking and negative, unwanted feelings
  • Yoga can improve memory and increase mental awareness

Yoga, when practised with a trusted instructor, can become a way of life. It is about releasing tightness and tensions from the muscles but also from your internal world of thoughts and emotions. Remember, it is a continuous process. So keep practising! The deeper you go into your yoga practice, the more profound its benefits.

Why not make an appointment for a free trial in our Radiate Fitness & Leisure Gym here at Rochestown Lodge Hotel and discuss the new yoga-lates class with us?

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