Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways.
Dozens of scientific trials have been published on yoga. While there's scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
Yoga at Lifeways
Viniyoga with Susan Cole
Saturdays, 10am till 11:15am
Yoga with Jane Longville
Mondays, 6pm till 7:15pm
Wednesdays, 10am till 11:15am
Wednesdays, Chair Yoga 11:30-12:30
Individual yoga sessions by appointment
Iyengar Yoga with Sarah Orchard
Wednesdays, 6pm till 7:15pm
To book with Susan, Sarah, or Jane, see their contact details below.