10 Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga has been growing in popularity in the western world since the 1960’s and this growth in popularity shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. By now most people know that yoga is good for you but many people still think its not for them. One of the most common things I hear is ‘I’m not flexible enough to do yoga’. So for the record ‘YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE TO DO YOGA!!!! OK????!!!!

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At my yoga class the atmosphere is non-competitive and nurturing. Students are reminded yoga is not about how you LOOK, its about how you FEEL. Each student is encouraged to turn their attention inwards and listen to their inner guide, moving, stretching and strengthening at a pace that suits them. You will be given the chance to challenge yourself and move deep into poses, holding for longer then most flowing classes, while also being offered practical modifications so that you do not over-extend or injure yourself.

Each one of my classes start with breathing exercises and finish with an extended length guided relaxation (at least 10 mins) which unfortunately is not the norm in most yoga studios these days. I feel very strongly that a good yoga session should always include meditation and relaxation for maximum mind/body benefits.

As a teacher with over 10 years experience, I bring my first hand knowledge of working with chronic neck pain to bear on every class I teach so I know that there is no one size fits all approach to yoga and that every persons body is different, and will feel different in any given pose.

So if your still wondering – here is 10 great, scientifically proven benefits of yoga, to convince you :)

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10 Benefits of Yoga

  1. Stress Reduction
  2. Improved level of fitness
  3. Better management of chronic conditions incl depression, heart disease and high blood pressure
  4. Improves posture
  5. Improves bone, joint and cartilage health
  6. Boosts immunity
  7. Lowers blood sugar and cholestrol
  8. Improves mental clarity and focus
  9. Improves sleep patterns, reduces insomnia
  10. Improves digestion

SLOW FLOW YOGA – EVERY THURSDAY EVENING @7PM IN FITNESS BAY, BAYSIDE, SUTTON, DUBLIN 13

€60 FOR 6 CLASS PASS, VALID FOR 7 WEEKS. €45 FOR 4 CLASS PASS, VALID FOR 5 WEEKS.  DROP IN CLASS €16

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