What is yoga?
Yoga’s precise origins are unknown, but it is believed to be at least five thousand years old. You may think that yoga is simply about stretching exercises but its true aim is to relax both body and mind, restore natural balance, and develop strength and flexibility. Each posture and movement offers you a specific physical benefit.
We all know how important physical exercise is in helping us maintain health and well-being; our sedentary lifestyles can lead to low energy levels and degeneration of internal organs. Yet it is equally important to manage the anxieties and tensions of everyday life in our busy modern world; yoga can help you to cope with the stresses of everyday life and empower you to reach for your true potential.
What to expect
Large public yoga classes can be intimidating. Do you want to learn yoga, but feel the need for more personal tuition? At Marlborough House we tailor our sessions. You might like to come on your own for personal classes, or you might prefer to come as part of a small friendly group. You’ll find you’ll receive more personal attention, and you won’t need to worry about getting left behind! Sessions at Marlborough House can be a very satisfying way to learn yoga.
Wear clothes that are comfortable and non-restricting, such as a T-shirt or leotard. Remember, yoga is non-competitive. You don’t need to be concerned with what other students are doing. Simply relax, listen to your body, and do what feels comfortable. Never strain yourself!
The yoga methods we teach can range from gentle therapeutic stretching and breathing to high energy, vigorous Astanga Vinyasa yoga for the extra-fit.
Who and what we treat
Yoga is adaptable to people of all ages and levels of fitness. A course of yoga can help stimulate your blood flow, balance your endocrine system (hormone system), and increase your bodily strength and capacity to relax. You’ll find the therapeutic value of movement, stretching and deep breathing is enormous.