This year has certainly been a different year. At the start of 2020 none of us had any idea of what the world would hold for us in a couple of months. We had no idea of the lockdown we would face, working from home and staying home.
One thing that I have been thinking about is improving my fitness. I walk my dogs miles everyday and and forever running up and down the stairs. But I have been thinking and looking online at starting yoga. Here is what I have found out and may be interesting to anyone looking at starting yoga
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. To boost both physical and mental wellbeing.
Are there any health benefits to yoga?
There is some evidence that regular yoga is beneficial to those with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains and depression or stress.
Does yoga help your balance?
Yoga does improve the balance by stengthening your lower body, especially your knees and ankles.
Am I too old for yoga?
No you are never too old to start yoga, some people start in their 70’s.
Do I have to be fit to do yoga?
No, you just need to find the right class for you so do some research before going to a class
Can I injure myself by doing yoga?
They are uncommon but you can cause an injury by repetitive strain or overstretching. If starting yoga you will find that the class teacher will be aware of this and teach you how to do it properly to avoid injuries