Some people see yoga as very gentle and having little effect but yoga can be a great form of exercise although it is not aerobic as such, can really help you tone and improve your posture. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. So not only is it good for your body but it is also good for your mind too.
Anyone can do yoga no matter how fit or old you are. Many men and women enjoy yoga well in to their 80’s and it has shown to have a positive health benefit for those that do it regularly.
IF you are looking for something that will get your heart pumping then Yoga may not be for you, but if you are looking to improve your core strength and improve your posture or even if you want to find a form of relaxation, then yoga may be the perfect option.
The NHS states that some research has shown that people for participate in Yoga can find it helps to lower blood pressure, help with depression or stress and also help with aches and pains and balance issues.
It is important to find a Yoga class that suites your style and pace. Most Yoga instructors will tailor classes to suit everyone allowing you to push yourself only when you are ready.