Mahila Mandal is happy to see a healthy attendance at the yoga/dance classes at Jain Samaj hall every Thursdays
Details of the new term:
Mahila Mandal is running Yoga classes at Jain Samaj Hall every Thursdays from 8.25pm to 10.20pm
New term starts from 15th Jan 2015 to 15th June 2015
Charges for the 6 months(15th Jan to 15th June)
Mahila Mandal members £10
Non members £20
Contact : 07749 503817 Anita Mehta or
0161 485 6123 Anju Mehta
Please note fee is not pro rata. Please enrol for the new year
All you need to know to get started in yoga, including the health benefits, yoga styles for beginners and finding a yoga class.
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.
What are the health benefits of yoga?
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there's scope for more rigorous studies on yoga's health benefits, most studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
Can yoga help prevent falls?
Yes. Yoga improves balance by strengthening your lower body, in particular your ankles and knees, thereby reducing your chances of falling. However, falls may sometimes be caused by a health condition, in which case it's a good idea to see your GP or visit a Falls Clinic at a local hospital.
Can yoga help with arthritis?
Yoga is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Some research suggests that yoga can reduce pain and mobility problems in people with knee osteoarthritis. However, some yoga moves aren't suitable for people with arthritis. Check with a doctor or physiotherapist to find out if there are any movements to avoid.
Am I too old for yoga?
Definitely not. People often start yoga in their 70s and many say they wish they had started sooner. Yoga classes for every age group. Yoga is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed from childhood to your advanced years.
Do I have to be fit to do yoga?
It is a mixed ability yoga class, you need to be able to get up and down from the floor. You can also do yoga chair-based.
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