Why Take Up Yoga

yogaYoga really has become one of the most popular new trends among people that are looking to get more involved in the alternative therapy lifestyle and most people that are involved in the Yoga scene will tell you that there really isa lot more to Yoga than wearing a nice bright coloured leotard and some fancy stretches. Many people around the world will swear by Yoga as being not only a great workout which keeps the muscles supple and flexible but also something that is great to help people feel calm, relaxed and at peace in their minds.

Studies have shown that people that have used Yoga as a form of exercise have shown to be much better at getting a good nights sleep than those that did not do Yoga and this is one of the great benefits of this form of therapy. Other things that have been shown by the studies that have been taken on Yoga is that people that take up this activity also generally show increased mental flexibility and mental resilience than those that don’t showing that not only is it great for the body but also has some great benefits to the mind as well!

Yoga is also great for relaxation and is said that through the breathing techniques that are learned and practised in your Yoga sessions not only does this make relaxing easier, it consequently reduces anxiety in the body as well as boosts the immune system, making the body stringer and more able to fight off different diseases. In view of the fact that most diseases these days are said to be stress related, the importance of this cannot be stressed enough in todays hectic and stressful times.

Added to this it is also a great way to get out and meet new people and be sociable!

Benefits of Aromatherapy


For those that have not used aromatherapy before it is a very popu;ar form of holistic therapy which has been said to treat a range of different issues and is said to be very good for mind, body and spirit. It is through a variety of different essential oils that are using during the massage process and the oil enters through the skin and hair follicles and then subsequently they are taken into the blood stream.

As well as this Aromatherapy is also commonly used as a first aid measure for many different minor accidents that can happen in and around the home for example including minor burns and cuts as well as some other issues such as blocked and stuffy nose problems and sore throats for example.

Some of the main benefits of using Aromatherapy are as follows:

  • Imrpoving mood and sense of well being through the use of massage combined with various different aromatherapy oils
  • Improve blood and lymphatic circulation through massage and the use of essential oils. It is dependent on which essential oil is used as to the affect on the blood vessels, i.e whether they constrict or dilate
  • Balance the hormone production by the endocrine system. Essential oils such as clary sage can mimic oestrogen.
  • Strengthen the immune system by helping to kill viruses, bacteria and fungal infections.
  • Reduce pain.
  • Encourage restful sleep.
  • Improve digestion.