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Why Yoga?

Yoga is the perfect way of dealing with the stresses and strains of modern living. Practising yoga calms the mind and relaxes the body, promoting good sleep patterns and helping you feel fitter and more energetic. It is suitable for men & women of all ages.  Positive effects include:

- Calming the mind
- Developing better powers of concentration
- Promoting better sleep
- Relieving stress & tension
- Toning & strengthening muscles
- Improving posture
- Increasing flexibility & suppleness
- Stimulating circulation
- Alleviating Back problems
Hatha Yoga
The word yoga has its roots in the Sanskrit language and means to merge, join or unite. Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and emotions and is a tool that allows us to withdraw from the chaos of the world and find a quiet space within. To achieve this, yoga uses movement, breath, posture, relaxation and meditation in order to establish a healthy, vibrant and balanced approach to living.

Hatha yoga is the physical aspect of the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga emphasizes asanas (practice of postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dharana (meditation). It aims to balance different energy flows within the human body. As a form of exercise, Hatha yoga consists of asanas or postures that embody controlled  movement, concentration, flexibility, and conscious breathing.

Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs
A specialist yoga programme proven to help relieve chronic low back pain, based on research studies funded and supported by Arthritis Research UK. The course is a gentle, progressive, non strenuous programme designed for people with who have non specific, chronic/recurring low back pain or for beginners. The course aims to re educate and re align the body, and raise self awareness of posture on an everyday basis. Poses will include standing, sitting, kneeling and lying down with stability and comfort, with emphasis on relaxation.
The YHLB is a 12 week programme which is split in two parts. For more information have a look at www.yogaforbacks.co.uk  



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