Your YOGA is just around the corner….

December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2018, January 2018


Your YOGA is just around the corner….

What is yoga?

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with Derbyshire hosting one of the highest populations of Yoga teachers. The Sanskrit word ‘Yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ which means ‘to join’, commonly interpreted as the joining of the mind, the body and the soul. Yoga originated in India and goes back thousands of years. Modern Yoga as we know it today, however, originated in south India in the early 20th century, a creation of Indian Servant ‘Krishnamacharya’, whose influence brought about many forms of Yoga, including ‘Vinyasa Flow’. Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as ‘to place in a special way’. It is a more fluid and dynamic form of Yoga practice that takes the discipline of traditional Yoga such as Hatha and Ashtanga, and sequences the asanas (postures) to form a continuous sequence. Often practiced to music, Vinyasa Flow classes can be challenging, however modifications are always given so that classes are accessible for everyone – including complete beginners!

So why practice Yoga?

The Benefits:
Yoga is not just about working out, it’s about overall health and wellbeing. Many people begin practicing Yoga as a form of exercise, although soon come to realise the array of benefits to their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Reasons to start up Yoga in 2018:

Improves balance & flexibility
Builds muscle strength
Protects the spine and improves posture
Increases blood flow
Clears lymphatic system/ natural detox
Great for cardiovascular & respiratory health
Lowers blood pressure
Supports weight-loss
Regulates adrenal glands
Improves digestion and elimination
Helps with relaxation and consequently better sleep
Provides an inner strength & the power to self-heal
Helps to overcome stress, anxiety & depression
Improves self-esteem and self-love
Strengthens relationships with others (and ourselves!)
Makes you feel happy!

Where can we practice?
Vinyasa Flow classes are just around the corner @ Bakewell Town Hall:
Tuesday morning: 9:45-11am
Thursday evening: 6:15-7:30pm
(First class just £5)
For more information, speak to Liz Bortoli – 07733179773
holistichealthderbyshire [at] hotmail [dot] com


Liz Bortoli
Holistic Health Derbyshire –

Yoga, Mizan Therapy & Nutrition


Tel: 07733179773


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