There are many benefits to practising yoga, including improved strength, reduced stress and increased flexibility. It is an ancient practice that works to bring movement and breathing together to promote mental and physical well-being.
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What first made you want to try yoga and how did you get started?
I wanted to improve my flexibility and thought it would be a good way to reduce stress. I went to various local classes and learnt the key postures from my teachers. Initially I just enjoyed the relaxation aspect, but the more I’ve learnt, the more I’ve fallen in love with the practice.
What benefits do you see from yoga – mentally and physically?
Mentally, it is probably the only time I am truly mindful. I am thinking about my breath…