Reasons for you to try yoga today

There has never been a better time to try yoga. Classes are more accessible than ever and more and more people are getting the benefits of a regular practice. Here are some reasons to give it a try today.

You don’t need to be flexible (or even fit!)

Yoga offers gentle exercise that builds long-term strength, balance and flexibility. Unlike other types of exercise, you’ll never be asked to “keep up” and you’ll never be made to feel like you can’t do it.

Instead, you’ll learn at your own pace, gently increasing the difficulty as you improve. After a few classes, you’ll be amazed at how far you have come.

You don’t need to “believe” anything

People from all backgrounds, faiths, ages and countries enjoy yoga. It is an inclusive practice whose philosophical roots offer practical tools to reduce stress, overcome challenges and improve wellbeing and happiness.

You’ll never be asked to worship at a yoga class. Instead, you’ll be encouraged to make the practice your own.

You don’t need a lot of money

Yoga is the ultimate “portable” exercise. All you need to get started is yourself, and enough space to lie down in. You don’t need any special clothes and you can buy a good quality, long-lasting yoga mat for around £15.

Ahimsa Yoga offers a range of affordable options for beginners. This includes a special introductory class pass for new learners, and free community classes in Victoria Park starting summer 2019 (check website for full dates).

To arrange your first class, email Clare at

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