The Gaia Centre for Holistic Therapy,
17 Frederick Street,
Tel: 01509 551513
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Yoga is a complete science that incorporates proper exercise, proper breathing, and proper relaxation to bring balance to one’s mind and body. The ancient sages developed the system of yoga to ward off illnesses, and to keep the physical and mental faculties strong. Anyone can practice yoga; all you need is a desire for a healthier and fulfilled life. Yoga can prevent injury but can also help with recovery. It is a holistic approach to health and well being with numerous benefits.
Proper Exercise -
Yoga asanas, or postures, stretch and tone the muscles and joints, the spine, and the entire skeletal system. It not only works on the body’s frame but also massages the internal organs, rejuvenates the glands, and brings a rich supply of nutrients and oxygen to the nerves. Yoga exercise aims to keep all systems in radiant health.
Proper Breathing -
Pranayama is the science of breath control and consists of a series of exercises to control the vital energy within the body. It also in turn steadies the mind as the two are never independent of each other. Many people only use a fraction of their potential lung capacity and as shallow breathers lack enough oxygen. They often become tired easily and usually don't know why.
Proper Relaxation -
Yoga as opposed to other forms of physical exercise incorporate proper relaxation, this allows the body to take on the effects of yoga postures and to train the mind to relax. Holding on to unnecessary tension can cause much discomfort and be the major cause of tiredness and ill health. Proper relaxation releases tension leading to an increase flow of energy through the body
(See also our Relaxation page)
So what next?
If you are new to yoga or looking to deepen your practice the
at the Gaia Centre may be perfect for you!
We have designed a specific course in small groups (maximum 3 persons), which means you will be given a more personal teaching as opposed to those large classes in halls and gyms. Your yoga teacher will be with you every step of the way.
For more information on on Yoga and the courses go to:
For Private Yoga Lessons -
Gaia Yoga Practitioner: