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My Yoga Story

We are passionate about offering the benefits of yoga to all in our community and believe yoga is for everyone.

My Yoga Story features local people who take part in sessions on site and we hope that they encourage and inspire everyone to get involved in yoga.

Hi my name is Jean and I live in Harrogate.  I’ve been attending the yoga sessions for 4 years and I really love coming along.

Yoga helps me with my breathing and the movement helps with my arthritis and my balance.

When I first came along to the Yorkshire Yoga session I felt awful but I went along with a friend and really enjoyed it.  The sessions are really fun and I’ve made friends and I enjoy mixing with other people – they are a great group of girls!

The physical exercise is good for me but meeting up with other people is nice.  I try some of the exercises at home – sometimes whilst watching the TV.  It’s good for my joints and keeping mobility levels good.

At the end of a session you feel great – sometimes I ache a bit but that means I must be doing something right!  I’m 76 years old and I think anyone can really benefit from Yoga.  I’d encourage anyone to come and try it out – its fun and that’s what its all about.

Hi I’m John and this is my yoga story…

I take part in a range of yoga activity at Yorkshire Yoga as I find it helps me sustain my muscle tone, flexibility, balance and general wellbeing. I have muscular and skeletal challenges and the physical aspects of yoga helps me with that.

Yoga is a bout balance and control and certain moves really help me and helps keep my motor neuron pathways open.

I like the physical aspect of yoga and the stretching exercises help with pain I have in my back but get a lot of peace and positive feedback from taking part.

I’ve done Tai Chi and a little bit of yoga in the past and I’ve found one of the moves in yoga triggers a euphoric response.

I’m doing Naga Yoga and taking part in Yogart – a creative workshop combining yoga and art.  I find chanting really helps.

I see yoga as a treatment for some of the physiological issues I’m facing and adds to the medical therapy I receive through the NHS.

I find the positive effects of taking part happen over time but I really noticed it when I stopped coming to sessions over the Christmas break.  I recently went up the Matterhorn with my daughter and the yoga I do really raises my energy levels and helps a lot – it helps motivate me and keeps me connected socially.