The health benefits of Yoga

Yoga incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses that combine to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Certain types of yoga will also strengthen and condition muscles. While Yoga would not count as a cardiovascular exercise, there are many types of Yoga practice that will leave you feeling that you have had a good workout. Continue reading

Add Yoga to your weekly routine

While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups.

The benefits of Yoga include increased flexibility, increased muscle tone and strength and higher levels of energy. Yoga can also help weight reductions, cardio health and will help protect against injury. Continue reading

A guide to mindfulness

For the past few years we have been more or less constantly bombarded with the idea of mindfulness. It’s sort of ironic that everywhere we look – Facebook, Twitter, online websites, health magazines etc – we are told to be ‘mindful’, when actually what we need to do is to stop being bombarded with instructions about mindfulness and instead be given time to be mindful. Continue reading