When most people think about yoga, they perhaps imagine a group of young, flexible women turning themselves into pretzels, or a bunch of old ladies sitting around breathing and gazing at their navels. We think it’s too slow, or too boring or even too hard. We get it, we used to think that too!
But things have moved on A LOT since the days of community centre classes. Here’s some things you perhaps didn’t know:
Yoga poses use all the muscles in your body, helping you to increase your strength level from head to toe. The benefits of yoga and daily exercises will help you strengthen your muscles close to the bones, which increase the support of your skeletal system as well.
Practicing yoga will help with your range of motion by lengthening the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body, increasing your flexibility.
Yoga reduces the effects of stress on your body as the practice encourages relaxation and can lower the amount of cortisol in your body.
Every yoga class includes a technique of scanning your body and paying attention to your limits. This type of practice, along with strengthening your muscles in class will help reduce injuries.
Yoga will help to hone your mental focus through breathing exercises which allows your mind to slow down helping to aid a good night’s sleep.
You’ll find our dedicated wellbeing studio nestled in the heart of Stony Stratford. The studio is flooded with natural light, creating an exquisite space for our experienced teachers to teach…and guess what? You’ll find everyone from footballers, cricketers and triathletes, to young, bendy chicks to those who are a little older; all attending classes to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, find their balance or simply restore their bodies and mind after a busy day.
Our studio has over 50 classes each week with additional speciality workshops so there’s plenty to choose from for all abilities – including complete beginners or those wanting to learn to do a headstand.