Yoga is a great way of helping to alleviate anxiety and depression. As NHS Live Well outlines, yoga is an ancient form of exercise which has become increasingly popular being practised in venues such as leisure centres, community groups, schools and hospitals.
NHS Live Well states that “there’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.”
According to Yoga Journal, there are 38 health benefits of yoga, which include:
builds muscle strength
increases blood flow
lowers blood sugar
helps you focus
Living Well mentor Natasha Wilksberg, says: “These gentle practices are a great remedy to anyone feeling stressed, anxious or tense in the mind or body. Yoga classes help to decompress, prepare for a good night’s rest or simply to restore some balance in the body.”
Natasha offers free yoga classes at the Human Library, 220 Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3EN between 12noon and 1pm and at the May Logan Centre, Knowsley Road, Bootle on Thursdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
“Put on something comfy and just come along. It’s free, all equipment is provided and classes are kept small,” explains Natasha.
If you have a query contact Natasha on 07860 845367 or book on through Living Well Sefton 0300 323 0181.
To read more about the benefits of yoga visit Yoga Journal (https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/count-yoga-38-ways-yoga-keeps-fit) or NHS Live Well (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/guide-to-yoga/)