- 87% of elderly people say yoga helps with back pain (The Telegraph, Healthline)
- People over 40 who practice yoga for five years or more have lower blood pressure (Healthline)
- More than 40% of people who do yoga feel more motivated to eat and live healthier. (NCBI, Healthline)
Week 1: Hatha Yoga (Thursday, 18th November; 1:15pm to 2pm)
Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga that typically comes to mind when you think of yoga in general terms. The practice involves the breath, the body, and the mind, and is normally practiced at a slower pace with a focus on the breath, controlled movements, and stretching.
Week 2: Vinyasa Yoga (Thursday, 25th November; 1:15pm to 2pm)
Vinyasa Yoga focuses on connecting the breath to movements. Classes are usually set at a slightly faster pace and are a great way to improve strength, muscle tone, and endurance. In a beginner’s class, modifications will be offered, and the movements are likely to be slower than in a typical class.
Week 3: Restorative Yoga (Thursday 2nd December; 1:15pm to 2pm)
Restorative Yoga is the practice of asanas (postures), each held for longer than in conventional yoga classes, and with the support of blankets and cushions to relax the body and reduce stress.
Week 4: Yoga Nidra (Thursday 9th December; 1:15pm to 2pm)
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation, a method of Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) that allows you to scan the body and enjoy a state of relaxed consciousness as the mind settles in a place between wakefulness and sleep.