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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

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

295 (Witham & Rivenhall) AIr Training Corps

We established a Run England affiliated club within our air cadet squadron to encourage our cadets to take up running as a hobby or competitive sport. We undertake regular training and participate in our local Park Run on a Saturday morning as well as com

Europa Gymnastics Centre

Europa Centre is a state of the art gymnastic centre. We provide pre-school, recreational, elite squad, adult and classes for children with individual needs. We also run gym zone fun sessions for younger children 0-4 yrs every week day. We have a professi

FitNFab Ltd

Family run, community fitness hub, small compact community gym, fitness studio and treatment rooms downstairs. We are non membership, all the classes are run by freelance instructors. We host a monthly SEN group for parents amongst other things.

Mind Body Moment

Mind Body Moment teaches Yogalates™ to adults of any age, gender & ability in a course like structure

martial arts

martial arts

Karate & Kickboxing classes for ages 3 to 60.

Active Bodies Active Minds

Active Bodies Active Minds

Build the confidence to try new things in a fun and supportive group. Offering a variety of sporting activities for those with dementia. Each activity will take place weekly in a block of 6 in the Gravesend and Dartford areas. There is a charge of £15 per block of activities.

Fit Villages - Withersfield Yoga

Fit Villages - Withersfield Yoga

Tone your body, improve flexibility and de-stress in this weekly Yoga class.

Please contact Sue to confirm dates and times.

Mind Body Moment in Raydon

Mind Body Moment in Raydon

Teaching the Solomon Yogalates™ Method to adults of any age, gender and ability.

Yogalates™ is the original award winning fusion of Pilates and Yoga; a safe and accessible exercise format for all.