One of the great benefits of yoga is improved flexibility, although this is just one of a number of benefits of regular yoga practice.
Some of the key benefits of a regular yoga practice are:
- Lowered stress levels
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved lung capacity
- Anxiety relief
- Reduced chronic neck and back pain
- Improved sense of balance and flexibility
- Stronger bones
At Christchurch Recreation and Sport Centres, yoga features as part of the group fitness programme. Stretch and Release is a 50-minute casual class which incorporates yoga and pilates principles.
For those looking to learn more about yoga, we offer term-based classes that run for 10 weeks. If you are new to yoga, this is a great option – allowing you to explore poses and work with one instructor throughout the term.
If you're looking to de-stress, Restorative Yoga classes are also offered. These classes typically involve only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest.