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

An Overview of Yoga

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'.

Find Yoga Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd is registered to play for summer leagues, summer evening leagues and winter indoor cricket leagues.

Milbore St Andrew Sports Club

The Sports Club provides sporting, wellbeing and recreational facilities for the community including Football (U14s, U18’s Gents and now a SW Premier League Ladies team); Table tennis, Yoga, Tia Chi, Kickboxing and Fitness (including the occasional er

Pavilion Dance South West

Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West of England, supporting regional dance strategy development and representing the South West Dance sector nationally.

Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union

AUBSU is a Students' Union based at the Arts University, providing support to over 3500 students via representation, extra-curricular activities and providing a sense of community across campus.

Stokewood Leisure Centre

The Quest-accredited Stokewood Leisure Centre is our community centre in the Winton/Charminster area of Bournemouth. It includes a pool, sauna and over 60 weekly fitness classes, a spin studio and gym.

Littledown

Set in 47 acres of parkland, with its own high ropes adventure complex, Littledown provides everything to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get active. It’s got some of the best gym, swimming and football facilities in the country.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

Pelhams

Serving the North Bournemouth area with two pools, a sanarium, large gym, aerobic studios, spin studio, Feelgood Factory and Terrace café. A great choice of classes and activities.

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

SportBU - Bournemouth University

SportBU strives to create pathways of excellence and enjoyment through a spectrum of rewarding and stimulating sporting opportunities that engages, excites and develops students, staff and the community.