How Yoga can Change your Life

January 11, 2018

Yoga began in India 5000 years ago and is one of the ancient schools of Hinduism.

It is based on the idea that the mind and body are as one. While there are many types of Yoga, all share the same objective, which is to achieve enhanced physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Several studies have shown that yoga helps lower blood pressure, improves a person’s sense of well-being and reduces fatigue. Yoga is also well known to be great for flexibility and toning, it has recently been clinically proven to be a super anxiety and stress buster by reducing production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Almost all Yoga practice sessions combine physical postures, to promote strength, balance and flexibility along with controlled breathing, helping to relax muscles, maintain posture, and focus your mind. Sessions are then concluded with a period of meditation.

If you have time to go to classes great, but if not, why not practice Yoga at home?  There are lots of classes that you can follow for free on YouTube and then all you will need is a yoga mat and maybe some nice incense. A Yoga block can also help with some postures and a meditation cushion really helps open your posture and remove lower back tension while sitting during meditation. 

Written by Mark Renwick, Lotus Pagoda, Ilac Centre

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