We answer the latest questions being asked about practicing yoga and yoga classes in Edinburgh and further afield.
There are many different styles of yoga, each featuring their own stretches, trademark breathing exercises and even different equipment to master. Whether taking part at your local gym classes in Edinburgh or trying out a DVD at home. Here are a few of our favourites:
The NHS recommends gentle exercise such as yoga during pregnancy as being good for both you and your baby. The stretching and breathing exercises during prenatal yoga can help you manage your weight, keep you fit and prepare you for labour.
Certain types of yoga and postures are not suitable during pregnancy, so it’s important to choose a qualified practitioner to guide you – check out gyms in Edinburgh and find one that offers the support you need. You can find out more from the British Wheel of Yoga, Sport England's Governing Body for yoga.
Aerial yoga is a fun modern style that incorporates the use of a prop – a silk hammock – to help you achieve a wide variety of poses and postures. The hammock is suspended from the ceiling about a metre from the floor, working as a swing to support forward and backward bends.
It improves your balance, strengthens your legs, arms and core, and can also help to decompress your spine – which is great for your body if you’re sat at a desk in the city centre five days a week. Enjoy the freedom of movement offered by performing postures suspended in mid-air that you may normally find difficult to achieve on the mat.
Even if you're a well-practised yogi, Bikram yoga can be a challenging class. At Bikram Yoga in Edinburgh, they make it easier with equipment to rent so you’re always fully prepared. We look at what you might expect at a Bikram yoga (otherwise known as hot yoga) class:
If you are new to yoga, there is no better place to get started than in your own home. Yoga at home is more or less cost-free. There’s no gym or class subscriptions to pay, and no hassle of having to venture outside on cold days. It is so easy to practice yoga for beginners in your own living room, so you have no excuse not to get started today. T
Manchester was late to the yoga party. It’s had a number of classes for many years, but in the last two years, the scene has literally exploded with studios on industrial estates, in deserted buildings, and purpose built studios and gyms. In this short guide, we’ve tried to cover some of best studios in the suburbs– and to make a note of which clas
Whether you are a beginner or more of an expert in the Yoga field, in Central London there are numerous Yoga classes you can attend to suit all skill levels and have fun at the same time. So if you fancy giving yoga a go or just looking for a new type of class to try, here are the top Yoga classes to try out in London.