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Parent and Child Yoga

Monday 15th January

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'.

Local Programmes

Local Leisure Centres

There are a number of local leisure centres and health clubs across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Take a look!

Partners

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

Partners

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