Benefits of yoga

Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness. – Indra Devi

Yoga is about connecting fully with yourself, just as you are – your body, breath, feelings, thoughts and mind states, as well as your reality and potential. You can meet yourself in this moment.

 Yoga asana (posture) practice can help you to listen to the wisdom of your body. It can help you to pay attention to the direct feedback through your breath and body sensations. It can help you bring acceptance to the reality of being alive – the warmth or coldness of your body, the level of ease you feel and freedom of movement within your body.

 Often we ignore our bodies and are forced to pay attention only when the feedback is very strong and in the form of pain. You can loose the sight of what it feels like to be in a state of ease, full of health and wellbeing.

Through regular yoga practice you can start working towards rebuilding your physical, mental and emotional strength, or simply increasing you strength and flexibility. You can learn to live in harmony with your body’s natural rhythms. It can become part of your daily self-care, allowing you to connect regularly to your sense of inner wellbeing.

Here are just some of the benefits of regular yoga practice widely recognised:

• Helps switch off body’s stress response and aids relaxation and rejuvenation

• Helps bring clarity and calms the mind (especially where the focus is on Mindfulness)

• Can improve the quality of your sleep  

• Improves your flexibility and joint mobility

• Builds muscle strength and protects against

• Improves your posture and body alignment

• Improves your balance and coordination

Aneta’s friendly welcome is just one of the reasons I enjoy her yoga classes so much.

Nothing however, beats the feeling of the after practice when my hips, shoulders and spine have been given a new life and feel loose, flexible and energised.

I found her teaching style incredibly effective, not just because her instructions are clear, but mostly because she takes great care in adjusting my posture.

On a more mental level, the mindfulness approach she gently brings into the practice, makes the whole class experience complete and one to look forward to every time.

Sara P, Ramsgate