Discover the Benefits of Yoga Practice

Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago, with this ancient form of exercise designed to improve your strength, flexibility and breathing. It also aims to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

This is achieved through a variety of postures and breathing techniques, offering a safe and effective way to increase your physical activity. Additionally, some evidence suggests yoga benefits people with high blood pressure, heart disease, back pain, depression and stress.

But what are some of the other advantages of yoga practice ...?

Physical Benefits

  • Joint mobility
  • Supple strength of muscles
  • Enhanced breathing
  • Reduction in stress related conditions – such as high blood pressure
  • Supports weight management programmes
  • Increase co-ordination and fine motor skills
  • Enhanced BALANCE and general posture awareness
  • Improved digestion
  • BALANCE hormones
  • Core strength / back conditioning

Mental and Emotional Benefits

  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Endorphin release – "feel good"
  • Increased energy levels and general feeling of well-being
  • Be part of like minded group of people who enjoy exercise
  • Relaxation – parasympathetic nervous system
  • Enhanced happiness
  • Time out for you

Spiritual Benefits

  • Able to cope with challenges
  • Connection to self
  • Sense of peace
  • Believing in what feels right for you
  • Living a conscious life
  • Acceptance
  • Appreciating life and living with purpose

If you'd like to try yoga for yourself, check out our range of fitness breaks or get in touch with a member of the Ragdale Hall team – we'd be delighted to help.

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