Yoga well being


Yoga not only tones your body and burns calories, it is also a workout for your mind. It uses poses to stretch and strengthen pretty much every muscle in the human body, whilst using meditation and breathing techniques for relaxation. Workout fads come and go, but yoga has been around for over 5000 years and has over 100 forms, some high intensity, others less so.


Yes, you can tone your arm muscles using weights and other exercises but with yoga you give your arms a workout with your own body weight. Although Yoga isn’t considered an aerobic exercise, power yoga, as it is referred to will certainly bring you out in a sweat. Yoga will also stretch your muscles, improving motion and suppleness. Yoga is also extremely useful when treating back injuries or aches, as many yoga exercises will stretch and tone your back muscles. If you are looking at improving the tone of your rear then yoga is the way with squats and bridges.


Yoga is not considered a sport, as such, as it is non competitve and as it is low impact, it is very uncommon people gain injuries. Although yoga classes in high end gyms can be expensive, to exercise using yoga needn’t be. There are hundreds of video tutorials online so all you need to do to get started is buy yourself a mat and follow the simple instructions.


Yoga and meditation has become hugely popular, and with good reason. It is a very cheap and successful way to get physically and mentally fit.