The Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice

In classical yoga the body is regarded as a vehicle for the soul on its journey towards self-realisation, so the yogic practices have both a health enhancing impact on the body, as well as strengthening and nurturing the mental faculties and spirit as well

The benefits of a regularly maintained Sivananda Hatha Yoga practice are innumerable. For optimum benefits we recommend practicing very regularly at least 2-3 times per week sustained over a period of 2-3 years and longer, but some of these positive experiences and responses to the practice can happen almost immediately with just 1 class per week.

Try yoga to support you with:

  • giving up smoking

  • combatting stress related conditions

  • anxiety and depression

  • body image issues

  • your recovery process from addiction

  • reducing insomnia

  • PTSD

  • M.E and chronic fatigue

The physical benefits  of a regular practice can include:

  • the glow of general good health and well-being

  • a healthy, mobile spine

  • comfortable, healthy muscles and joints

  • increased lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons so free movement

  • massage and stimulation of the internal organs

  • improved metabolism, keeps the energy flowing

  • a vigorous digestive system, keeps the toilet routine regular and jolly

  • a strong immune system, stay healthy

  • a balanced nervous system, enjoy life

  • a healthy cardiovascular system, feel fit

 Regularly practicing yoga can help to:

  • generate an experience of lightness and agility in the body

  • reduce muscular tension

  • loosen tight muscles

  • relieve back and neck pain

  • develop core stability & strength

  • increase flexibility

  • support better body posture

  • improve balance

On the mental plane a regular yoga practice  can help us to:

  • improve concentration and focus

  • increase mental flexibility

  • reduce stress

  • increase energy levels

  • nurture a more positive mental attitude

  • balance left and right brain activity

  • increase creative thinking

  • increase self-awareness

  • improve self-confidence

  • encourage spiritual awareness

  • develop mind-body-soul connection

  • increase joy-de-vivre

  • increase feelings of inner stability

  • bring about a sense of contentment & peace of mind