Looking for a yoga class in the Illawarra?
Yoga has seen enormous growth over the past couple of decades. In the past, yogis were considered by many as either astute religious devoutees or alternate “hippy” types that wore tie dye and cheesecloth while feasting on mung beans.
These days, yoga is widely recognised as a valuable fitness modality than promotes strength, balance and flexibility as well as offering many mental health benefits due to its’ focus on mindfulness and breathwork.
There are a wide range of yoga classes available in the Illawarra, so no matter your ability level, goals or preferences, its’ likely there is a style of yoga class out there for you.
What is yoga?
While there are a myriad of styles and varieties of yoga, it is basically an ancient practice of philosophies, breathing techniques and physical postures than originated in India, several thousand years ago.
Yoga involves self reflection and meditative techniques as well as challenging one’s physical limitations with mobility and strength, although it can be modified for all levels of physical ability. The practice cultivates physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and has been reported to improve concentration, digestion, relaxation and mental clarity. In today’s fast paced world of mental heath challenges and burnout, yoga is an easily accessible way to bring about some balance to your life. There are so many different types of yoga, with some styles more focused on the physical challenge of holding postures that target balance, strength and flexibility and others designed to be gentler, with more emphasis on concentration and breathing. Chat to a few local yoga teachers about what you’re looking for to and go and try a few different classes out. There’s a ‘flavour’ of yoga out there for you!