Traditionally, yoga is a physical and mental practice that originated in India. However, despite its ancient origins, yoga has continued to develop over time and is suited to everyone.
Yoga is a mind and body practice. It combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation/relaxation. A regular yoga practice promotes strength, flexibility and calmness, which supports a well-balanced, active lifestyle.
During class, your teacher will guide you through various postures and breathwork. You can expect a warm-up with basic postures and breathing exercises. The class will then flow into a combination of movements and poses to challenge you physically. To cool down, more stretches and breath work will be incorporated.
It is a great form of progressive exercise for rehabilitation purposes after injury or for those who struggle with chronic pain. Whether you are recovering from injury, surgery, chronic back pain or looking to improve your general well-being, yoga can be of benefit.
For those deskbound at work, go ahead and try these! Performing these types of yoga stretches periodically throughout the day will help combat postural imbalances associated with desk-based work and stress.
It’s important to find a knowledgeable teacher who will guide you through your yoga journey safely and efficiently. Our yoga teacher at Auckland Physiotherapy, Mira, is both a physiotherapist and movement practitioner, having completed her yoga training back in 2018.
We look forward to seeing new faces join our studio for physiotherapy-based yoga classes, which include duet and private classes depending on your needs. We'll be starting these classes in July, so register your interest below and we'll let you know as soon as you can book in.