Yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities. You do not need to be flexible to start. In fact, it is more beneficial to start with limited flexibility to gain the most out of a Yoga session.
Other physical benefits of Yoga are:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardiovascular and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
Yoga poses stretch muscles and increase range of motion. It takes time but with weekly regular practice flexibility will improve. Even though Yoga is not aerobic, some research finds it can be just as good as aerobic exercise for improving health.
The added benefits including some form of relaxation/ meditation at the end of a session reduces stress, improves concentration, anxiety, chronic pain, encourages a healthy lifestyle, increases self- awareness and happiness using breathing techniques throughout.
There are various types of Yoga from relaxation, revitalize, fitness, beginners and Hatha. There is a session for everyone whether that is just to relax, destress and unwind after a hard day at work, bring back energy to recharge your batteries to start a new week on a positive frame of mind, to clear the mind to focus on weight loss goals or even to get the basics to get you started on a new journey, the choice is yours!
To get benefits out of Yoga a weekly regular session once a week or to improve on all the above two sessions per week will get you results much quicker! To escape the hustle and bustle of our hectic lifestyles we now lead by planning one to two sessions per week into your weekly schedule and take the time out you deserve by doing the “Yoga escape”.