BECOME A YOGI AT VHC

Some practice yoga as a means to keep fit. Others practice yoga as a form of meditation and relaxation. Others practice yoga to improve their flexibility and to keep their body agile and strong.

Whatever the reason – the renowned benefits of yoga are second-to-none. There’s a reason this beloved ancient practice is loved worldwide – and we’re so very pleased to bring it to you right here at VHC every Saturday morning with our newest instructor Kay.

Keeping your fitness regime varied is VITAL (😉) if you want to stay healthy, well-balanced and motivated. Yoga is for anyone – no matter the age, no matter the fitness level. We can all take something a­­way from a yoga class.

We get it – you may be skeptical to give it a go. You may be thinking – “I like my usual cardio/weights regime… why should I bother?”

Well, think of it this way: millions of people can’t be wrong! It’s more than an experiment or last resort; yoga can be traced back to northern India more than 5,000 years ago. It has been adapted over the years and today is considered a blend of ancient wisdom and modern science.

Some choose yoga for its gentler approach than high-intensity workouts – but it is also useful for active gym-goers because, as we age, our muscles take a little longer to repair. Yoga is a form of active recovery, helping you to improve stability and support for those heavy weightlifting sessions.

It has been known to enhance posture, body symmetry and circulation and can help those struggling with an injury to heal (whilst avoiding future injury and other potential health issues). You’ll enjoy relief from general stiffness and any back and neck pain in the same way a massage works.

Some choose yoga for its gentler approach than high-intensity workouts – but it is also useful for active gym-goers because, as we age, our muscles take a little longer to repair. Yoga is a form of active recovery, helping you to improve stability and support for those heavy weightlifting sessions.

It has been known to enhance posture, body symmetry and circulation and can help those struggling with an injury to heal (whilst avoiding future injury and other potential health issues). You’ll enjoy relief from general stiffness and any back and neck pain in the same way a massage works.

Other than physical benefits, yoga can help to help you mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Many have experienced benefits such as better sleep, reduced fatigue and reduced anxiety. This one hour of time you set aside for yourself is a time for self-care and reflection. You’ll get to know your body and yourself better, leading to a sense of achievement whilst giving you the opportunity to bond in a social setting and learn emotional tools to take away to other areas of your life.

What’s more, our yoga sessions are easy-to-follow and you can move at your own pace, so long as you are in good general health. Kay is here to guide you through each movement; with her specialist training in the area, she’s here to answer any questions and can offer mentoring before, during and after the session wherever possible.

So come along and join us next Saturday for a yoga session you won’t regret. We keep our numbers low so that you can enjoy the comfort of a small, personalised session. The class starts at 9am so you still get a little bit of a sleep in before kicking your weekend off to a good start.

Signups via the VHC app or website as usual! 😊