Yoga for Beginners

Within each one us there is a desire to be fit and healthy, radiant and full of energy, yet we often do not find the time in our busy schedule to fulfil this need.

Yoga, when practiced regularly, invigorates our physical, mental and emotional energy, releases muscular tension and improves our posture and whole range of movement.

Our Yoga DVDs explore yoga stretches and routines that can easily be incorporated into our individual lifestyle. Breathing techniques help improve the health and function of both body and mind.

Yoga is especially beneficial for those with a sedentary job, where it is essential to take time out to stretch our muscles and joints. This helps to promote circulation and reduce fatigue, yoga also helps prevent any potential for injury.

What is Yoga?
Yoga has been in existence for more than 5,000 years. The word Yoga means "to join or bring together" and it brings the body, mind and spirit together into one harmonious experience.

Yoga is usually understood to mean Hatha Yoga, which contains three main elements, exercises, breathing, and meditation. The exercises or postures of Hatha Yoga essentially stretch and strengthen the body, thereby improving natural flexibility and durability. Breathing techniques, gently increase breath control and help improve the health and function of both body and mind. The postures and breathing prepare the body and mind for meditation, enabling the mind to become quiet and allowing release from everyday stress. Regular practice of Yoga enhances the clarity of the mind, ensures that we have strong and supple body, and can help to manage the symptoms of RSI.

Benefits of Yoga
- increased range of motion
- reduced stress
- improved physical strength and flexibility
- increased ability to concentrate
- reduced risk of computer related injury.
- lower back pain relief
- better posture
- toned and strengthened muscles giving more flexibility

Who Can Practice Yoga?
Yoga for beginners DVDs are suitable for most people of all ages. Those with physical limitations will find that they have the ability to participate in many of the postures that are presented.

Getting Started with Yoga
Our DVDs are based upon yoga stretching and breathing techniques and are designed to help reduce muscle tension and strain and include a range of movement exercises for the joints at the end you are likely to leave feeling more energised and refreshed and better able to deal with the pressures of today's workplace.

A yoga mat is all you need to get started. You may wish to purchase other yoga props to help support you with some of the postures. Yoga blocks, straps and bolsters are the most common props used.