Improved strength,flexibility,balance and co-ordination

Yoga strengthens muscles, improves joint flexibility, and enhances balance, coordination and posture through a series of diverse poses (or ‘asanas’).There are many types of yoga. For example, ashtanga yoga is more energetic than viniyoga. Yoga works on the whole body without favouring one side (unlike daily life!), and includes forward and backward bending, twists, balances and inversions.

Movements are coordinated with the breath. Different types of yoga have very different focuses and approaches – so it’s best to watch a class or speak to the instructor before you take part.

CV fitness rating Low
Strength rating Moderate
Flexibility rating High
Challenge rating Dependent on the type of yoga class.
Complexity rating Low
Benefits Relaxation, improved breathing pattern and capacity, coordination.

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