Yoga is an ancient discipline that focuses on physical and mental practices in order to boost wellbeing and mindfulness. The origins of yoga have been traced back 5,000 years and the practice is believed to have begun in India. Yoga is formed of movements and postures designed to improve strength and flexibility in order to allow you to ultimately meditate for longer.
Yoga is similar in many ways to meditate, as you attempt to stay with your breathe throughout the different movements, cutting through the repetitive and continuous chatter of the mind.
Yoga continues to grow in popularity throughout the west due to calmness it promotes but also the health benefits it offers. By staying with your breath and concentrating fully on the yoga movements and postures you use muscles in your body that aren’t naturally used, strengthing them in the process.