UK Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung - Find a teacher in England, Wales or Scotland
The origin of Yoga
is in ancient India from around 2500 BC. It is a designed to bring the practitioners health, happiness, and a greater sense of Self. In Yoga
, the body and mind are linked to create a state of internal peacefulness and integration, bringing the individual from a state of separation to a self-unity that is flexible, accepting and whole. Yoga uses a combination of relaxation, breathing techniques and exercise which combats stress, and helps circulation and movement of the joints.
originates in China. It is a Chinese Taoist martial art form combines mental concentration, coordinated breathing and slow, graceful body movements to increase well-being, lessen stress, and strengthen the body. The gentle movements and postures in Tai Chi are designed to achieve a harmonious flow of energy (chi) in the body.
works on a similar level to Tai Chi, and is a breathing exercise that cultivates chi and transmits it to all the bodily organs. Known in ancient China as "the method to repel illness and prolong life."
Many Yoga practitioners are members of a professional or charitable organisation such as The British Wheel of Yoga
or The Iyengar Yoga Association