Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The Lloyd’s Wellbeing Centre offers weekly yoga classes at both beginner and intermediate level.
The main components of yoga are postures – a series of movements designed to increase physical activity – especially strength, flexibility, balance and breathing.
There’s evidence that regular yoga is beneficial for people with:
- high blood pressure and/or risk of heart disease
- too much body fat
- aches and pains – including lower back pain
- stress, depression & mental wellbeing.