Hatha ‘Yoga in York’ with Tamsin Yoga is a beautiful way to improve flexibility and strength, de-clutter the mind, become more focused, relaxed, find inner balance & let go of the past and breathe!
Yoga evolved several thousand years ago in India. Indian sages believed that by training the physical body, they could also train the mind, improving concentration and finding their inner self, inspired by nature and the world around them. They observed the animals and watched their behaviour which led to the discovery of a range of postures that made humans feel good. They noticed the trees were both stable & flexible. Yet, were rooted firmly in the ground while their branches moved freely in the wind. Yogis believe humans can be happier if they are flexible like a tree, yet grounded and steadfast, standing tall like a mountain.
What we now know in the west today as Hatha Yoga, brings together the mind, the body, and the breath & has evolved from these beginnings. Yoga is a journey that we can embark upon at any time in life. It can be practised by anyone no matter how fit they are. Classes are suitable for men and women, and it doesn’t matter what age you are.
Yoga is different from other forms of exercise as it doesn’t involve violent muscle movement which can cause fatigue, muscle stiffness, and injury. Instead, yoga counteracts these effects through breathing, gentle stretching, and relaxation.