Yoga

Yoga

yoga

yoga

Benefits of Yoga

There are a number of benefits of doing Yoga. In particular Yoga can improve your:

Cardiovascular system
(heart and arteries) - asanas are isometric, which means they rely on holding muscle tension for a short period of time. This improves cardiovascular fitness and circulation. Studies show that regular yoga practise may help normalise blood pressure.

Digestive system
- improved blood circulation and the massaging effect of surrounding muscles speeds up a sluggish digestion.

Musculo-skeletal
- joints are moved through their full range of motion, which encourages mobility and eases pressure. The gentle stretching releases muscle tension and increases flexibility. Maintaining many of the asanas encourages strength and endurance. Weight bearing asanas may help prevent osteoporosis, and may also help those already diagnosed with osteoporosis, practised with care, under the supervision of a qualified Yoga teacher. Long term benefits include reduced back pain and improved posture.

Nervous system
- improved blood circulation, easing of muscle tension and the act of focusing the mind on the breath all combine to soothe the nervous system. Long term benefits include reduced stress and anxiety levels, and increased feelings of calm and wellbeing.

For more information on What is Yoga?


Class Times

Monday

6:30pm*

Tuesday

10:15am

Wednesday

6:30pm

*Suitable for Beginners or those with limited experience.


Cost

10 x Visits Pass

$120

Casual Visit

$15

Membership*

$395 (annually)

*Membership to 'The Rec' Fitness Studio includes unlimited access to the Fitness Studio and classes and is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Do I need to bring anything?

All equipment is provided, however you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

Loose comfortable clothing that allows easy movement is recommended.


Instructor Profile

Anneke Jeuken

Anneke Jeuken

Yoga Instructor

Tatiani Pozen

Tatiani Pozen

Yoga Instructor

What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy that dates back thousands of years. It was designed as a path to spiritual enlightenment, but in modern times the physical aspects of Hatha yoga have found huge popularity as a gentle form of exercise and stress management.

There are many different varieties of Hatha yoga, but each one essentially relies on structured poses (asanas) practised with breath awareness. Yoga is non-competitive and suitable for anyone, regardless of their age or fitness level. Your yoga teacher will carefully guide and observe you and modify postures (exercises) when necessary.

The physical building blocks of yoga are the posture (asana) and the breath. A series of poses held over a period of time and synchronised with the breath exercises every part of the body. An asana should never cause pain. If it hurts, ease back on the stretch or don't do it at all. It is important to keep within your physical limits.

Each posture, or asana, is held for a period of time and synchronised with the breath. Our yoga sessions begin with gentle asanas and work up to the more vigorous or challenging postures. A full yoga session exercises every part of the body and includes pranayama (breath control practices), relaxation and meditation.

The different postures or asanas include:

  • Lying postures
  • Sitting postures
  • Standing postures
  • Inverted, or upside down postures.

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