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Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

An Overview of Yoga

The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.

Benefits

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.

Involvement

It's better to start with a class to learn the poses and breathing techniques correctly. With a DVD, there will be nobody to correct your mistakes, which may lead to injury over time. With some experience of being in a class, a DVD can then be helpful for keeping up practice.

Equipment

Al you need it comfortable clothing and a yoga mat.

Facts

  • On December 11, 2014, The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus, a resolution establishing June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga'.

Find Yoga Activities Near You

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Kelvin Hall

Kelvin Hall

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Craigholme Community Sports Hub

Craigholme Community Sports Hub

Set on the outskirts of the scenic Pollok Park, Craigholme Sports Complex is a purpose built, modern facility which is used by Craigholme School and local groups all year round for a wide range of physical activities and events.

Palace Of Art

Palace Of Art

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Mount Vernon Community Hall

Mount Vernon Community Hall

Mount Vernon Community Hall sits within Mount Vernon Park in the East End of Glasgow. It has parking for about 40 cars. The hall is run by a group of volunteers and hosts a number of activities including Judo, Taekwondo, and dance. See website https://

Movement Park

Movement Park

Based in our converted warehouse in Whiteinch, Movement Park is an innovative multi-activity facility, delivering a wide range of movement competency based activities that will provide a strong solid base for life-long participation in sport.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub is an area based hub, with facilities and activities taking place in Easterhouse Sport Centre and Easterhouse Phoenix Community Centre. There is a wide range of activity on offer.