A healthier, happier, more considered and more considerate life. These are some of the benefits of practising yoga.

Dating back to 3,000 BC Yoga is an ancient discipline of physical and mental exercises. It is the oldest system of personal development in the world, embracing body, mind and spirit.

The original yogis understood man’s essential nature and devised Yoga as a way to live in harmony with ourselves and our environment.

A series of physical postures (asanas) exercise every part of the body, strengthening, stretching and toning the muscles and joints; correcting posture and skeletal alignment and helping maintain a healthy spine. The asanas also work on the internal organs aiding the operating of the digestive system; keeping the balance of the endocrine system and strengthening the immune and nervous systems.

The breathing exercises (pranayama) fortify the respiratory system and increase vitality. Pranayama also helps release physical and mental stress creating a calm and controlled mind.

Relaxation, concentration and meditation cultivate a mind that is positive and confident with greater focus and clarity.

Yoga is infinitely adaptable to age; health; time and circumstance. No equipment, special clothes or space is needed so you will never have to give up some form of practice. Yoga, literally, is for life.

The two classes in Gartocharn are serious in intent but practised with a sense of lightness and fun.

  • Classes:   Kilmaronock Millennium Hall
  • Monday:   9.00 - 10.30 am
  • Tuesday:  6.30 - 8.00 pm

For more information contact Carol Crook (SYTA Qualified and registered) on 07714 089524.