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Tuesday 26th September

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Thursday 28th September

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Thursday 28th September

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Friday 29th September

What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.

Benefits

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.

Involvement

It's better to start with a class to learn the poses and breathing techniques correctly. With a DVD, there will be nobody to correct your mistakes, which may lead to injury over time. With some experience of being in a class, a DVD can then be helpful for keeping up practice.

Equipment

Al you need it comfortable clothing and a yoga mat.

Facts

  • On December 11, 2014, The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus, a resolution establishing June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga'.

Campaigns

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    County Sport Network
    QUEST
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
    Loughborough University
    Sport England

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicester City Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough District Council