New to Yoga

New to Yoga

Yoga isn't a fad and you don't have to be extremely flexible to take part. Yoga is an ancient physical and mental practice, which has been used in the East for thousands of years. Over the last century, yoga has gained popularity in the West, and is now practiced by many thousands of people across the UK. 
Yoga is practiced in varying forms and styles, but generally consists of four main practices; physical exercise (poses or “asana”), relaxation, meditation, and breathing techniques (pranayama). 

Anyone can practice yoga with a qualified teacher and benefit from the many positive things it has to offer.

In this section you will find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, from the background about yoga and the different postures (asanas) to help with finding a yoga class near to you and what you can expect to happen in a yoga class.

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