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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.

There are many different types of yoga and yoga inspired practices. Ashtanga, Hatha, Bikram, Yin, Somatic and Restorative - all of which can provide different practices to help with health and wellbeing.

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.

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Community Sport Hubs - Health and Wellbeing

Entry Level and wellbeing activities delivered by Community Sport Hub member organisations to courage more active lifestyles.

East End

Activities, clubs, and organisations based in Glasgow's East End.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people active.
Outdoors for you

Outdoors for you

Reconnecting People and Nature - Outdoors For You was founded by people who share a passion for Scotland’s fantastic outdoors – and a belief in nature and active lifestyle to heal and to improve mental and physical wellbeing.

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

We are a partnership of local sports & activity providers supporting the community in all things sport and physical activity. We are made of committee members and partners with the focus of our community at the centre of the discussions.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Govanhill Baths is a grassroots activist-based organisation in the heart of Govanhill delivering wide ranging health, wellbeing, arts, environmental and heritage projects.

Feel Good Women's Group

Feel Good Women's Group

The Feel Good Women's Group is a community based constituted group that provides health & wellness for women and girls.

St Matthew's Centre

St Matthew's Centre

The St Matthew’s Centre is a wonderful Community Facility in Possilpark that supports communities across the Canal Ward

The Wee Retreat

The Wee Retreat

The Wee Retreat CIC is a meditation and wellbeing centre in Southside Glasgow. We offer mindfulness meditation courses, retreats and other wellbeing events to increase personal awareness and a sense of peace.

Glasgow Club Kelvin Hall

Glasgow Club Kelvin Hall

With 13 gyms, 11 pools, and fitness classes across the city Glasgow Club has something for everyone, and membership gives you access to them all.

WOMANity Project

WOMANity Project

We are a community-led organisation developed in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland, for women, by women. Our vision is to contribute and support the safety and wellbeing of women and young girls by delivering workshops and classes for self defence.

Yoga with Lucie

Yoga with Lucie

Let my experience guide you to feeling better. I specialise in seasonal flow yoga, qigong, breathwork, meditation and deep relaxation. I offer life enhancing classes, one to one teaching and more, so you can feel better in your body, calmer and more focus

Glasgow Club Palace Of Art

Glasgow Club Palace Of Art

With 13 gyms, 11 pools, and fitness classes across the city Glasgow Club has something for everyone, and membership gives you access to them all.

Glasgow East End Community Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers provides support for carers who are caring for family members or friends. We provide advice and information, a wellbeing programme, and a homecare service.

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.

Active Glasgow East

Active Glasgow East

Active Glasgow East serving the areas of: Baillieston, Garrowhill and Mount Vernon by working with a range of clubs and community organisations.

YoGlasgow!

YoGlasgow!

Community Interest Company delivering Community yoga (chair and mat-based) in Easterhouse, Barmulloch, Springburn, Baillieston, Possil and Coatbridge. Working in partnership with health centres.

Glasgow East Sunshine Club

Glasgow East Sunshine Club

Glasgow East Sunshine Club is a club focused on working with young people living with additional support needs. The club offers a range of activities from sport, physical activity and arts/crafts.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse CSH delivers activities across the Easterhouse community: Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Taekwondo, Hurling, Yoga, Table Tennis, Community activities and Physical Activity

Running

Rogue Runners

Rogue Runners is a JogScotland registered group operating as part of Born To Be Alive CIC in Knightswood

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Enjoy the benefits yoga has on physical, mental & social wellbeing. Session delivered by YoGlasgow - Prescribing Yoga for Health.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Enjoy the benefits yoga has on physical, mental & social wellbeing. Session delivered by YoGlasgow - Prescribing Yoga for Health.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Enjoy the benefits yoga has on physical, mental & social wellbeing. Session delivered by YoGlasgow - Prescribing Yoga for Health.

Yoga at St Matthew's Centre

Yoga at St Matthew's Centre

Our Yoga classes are carried out by a qualified instructor and all equipment is provided.

Mat Yoga

Mat Yoga

Enjoy the benefits yoga has on physical, mental & social wellbeing. Session delivered by YoGlasgow - Prescribing Yoga for Health.

Yoga: Somatic Movement for Body and Mind

Yoga: Somatic Movement for Body and Mind

Expect slow focused movements, awareness and attention, this is a highly effective style of yoga for soothing the nervous system and resetting patterns of tension held in the body.

Glasgow Club North Woodside

Glasgow Club North Woodside

Glasgow Club is the home of health and fitness in Glasgow with something to suit everyone with 15 gyms, 12 swimming pools and more than 1000 classes every week. With venues across Glasgow and a range of memberships that provide access to them all get in touch to join today.

Glasgow Club Springburn

Glasgow Club Springburn

Glasgow Club is the home of health and fitness in Glasgow with something to suit everyone with 15 gyms, 12 swimming pools and more than 1000 classes every week. With venues across Glasgow and a range of memberships that provide access to them all get in touch to join today.

Glasgow Club Maryhill

Glasgow Club Maryhill

Glasgow Club is the home of health and fitness in Glasgow with something to suit everyone with 15 gyms, 12 swimming pools and more than 1000 classes every week. With venues across Glasgow and a range of memberships that provide access to them all get in touch to join today.

Glasgow Club Crownpoint

Glasgow Club Crownpoint

Glasgow Club is the home of health and fitness in Glasgow with something to suit everyone with 15 gyms, 12 swimming pools and more than 1000 classes every week. With venues across Glasgow and a range of memberships that provide access to them all get in touch to join today.

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