Yoga in Reading, Berkshire

The Club at Mapledurham offers various Yoga classes and serves the area and surrounds of Caversham, Sonning Common and Reading.   The Yoga classes in Reading are included in the price of your Health & Fitness Membership. 





What is Yoga?

Yoga originated in India approximately 5,000 years ago.  It has been adopted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on flexibility, strength 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.

What are the health benefits of Yoga classes?

•    Increase in Strength
•    Increase in Flexibility
•    Increase in Balance

There is some evidence to suggest that yoga can help reduce high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, including low back pain, depression and stress.

Yoga is popular with people with arthritis because of it's gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Some research suggests that Yoga can reduce pain and mobility problems in people with knee osteoarthritis.

Who can do Yoga?

Yoga is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed from childhood to your advanced years.
Each Yoga Style has slight differences in exercise sequences or principles but each form of Yoga can be suitable for all fitness levels.  

What style of Yoga should I do?

There are many different styles of Yoga, such as Ashtanga, Iyengar and Dru.  Some styles are more vigorous than others. Some may have a different area of emphasis, such as posture or breathing. Many Yoga teachers develop their own practice by studying more than one style. No style is necessarily better or more authentic than any other. The key is to choose a class appropriate to your fitness level and personal preference.


Yoga in Reading

Join a Yoga class today to experience the health benefits.   Fill in our Enquiry Form so we can tailor a perfect fit for all your Health and Fitness Needs. Alternatively, click the link on the right to enquire.