Yoga is for everyone and no one is ever too old or too stiff to start.
As well as toning the body, yoga has many other benefits from:
- increasing stamina
- improving flexibility
- improved balance
- improved mental clarity
There is also evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- aches and pains including back pain, depression and stress
It is also said to help prevent a student’s chances of falling as a result of improved balance and strengthening of the lower body particularly the knees and ankles. This is particularly relevant in the case of those suffering from osteoarthritis.
Yoga is for everyone and no one is ever too old or too stiff to start. You do not need to be fit or flexible to start. Yoga will will help improve your flexibility and help you go beyond your natural movement so that you feel more comfortable during your daily activities.
You should always make sure you are taught by a qualified teacher and choose a class appropriate to your level. Iyengar yoga teachers have to undertake an intensive two year training course to become a teacher and attend annual professional development days to ensure a safe standard of teaching is maintained.
For more information visit www.iyengaryoga.org.uk/about-iyengar-yoga/frequently-asked-questions