Revitalising Yoga – Live Well

What is yoga?

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility 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. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.

What are the health benefits of yoga?

Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

Yoga is a practice for everyone, a tradition to revitalise the mind and body. A regular yoga practice will bring you both a healthier body and a clearer mind.

Physically, yoga helps to stretch and ease the body, to nourish and heal, increasing flexibility, improving posture, strengthening and toning. Recent research by the University of York has found that yoga is a better treatment for back pain than going to the doctor.

Yoga also helps to relieve stress, countering the strains of everyday living and improving mental clarity. It’s the main reason why financers and entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to yoga, whilst others look to yoga for personal development, to find a sense of peace and inner calm or to simply relax and sleep better.

Actually, yoga has so much more to offer than the physical practice, and can be of benefit to people of all genders, shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.  We pride ourselves on being welcoming to everybody, and having a class to suit everybody.

At Wincanton Chiropractic we have seen the real value of yoga as part of patient rehabilitation.  We specialise in offering yoga classes that match your requirements and run small groups of three to four patients tailored to your specific rehabilitation need, and, if required one to one sessions. 

What are the benefits of yoga?

Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

Yoga is a practice for everyone, a tradition to revitalise the mind and body. A regular yoga practice will bring you both a healthier body and a clearer mind.

Physically, yoga helps to stretch and ease the body, to nourish and heal, increasing flexibility, improving posture, strengthening and toning. Recent research by the University of York has found that yoga is a better treatment for back pain than going to the doctor.

Yoga also helps to relieve stress, countering the strains of everyday living and improving mental clarity. It’s the main reason why financers and entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to yoga, whilst others look to yoga for personal development, to find a sense of peace and inner calm or to simply relax and sleep better.

Actually, yoga has so much more to offer than the physical practice, and can be of benefit to people of all genders, shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.  We pride ourselves on being welcoming to everybody, and having a class to suit everybody.

At Wincanton Chiropractic we have seen the real value of yoga as part of patient rehabilitation.  We specialise in offering yoga classes that match your requirements and run small groups of three to four patients tailored to your specific rehabilitation need, and, if required one to one sessions.

Our Yoga team

You can book a 1 on 1 session with any of our yoga instructors. We also offer classes of 3 to 4 people.

Sorrel de la Hey

Sorrel is a massage therapist, bodyworker and yoga teacher with a keen interest in anatomy, movement and injury prevention/rehabilitation.

Sorrel offers group yoga classes that take place in our airy studio.  However if you prefer not to commit to a group you can enjoy a one to one session with Sorrel.

Chris Giles

Chris has a background and variety of professional, competitive and leisurely sport and endurance events, enabling an extensive feel and knowledge of the movements that most sports present. He has a passion for correcting movement patterns to reduce injuries, increase efficiency and longevity for the sports we love doing. His Yoga inspired work aims to help athletes increase range of motion (flexibility), torso stability (core strength) and strength. Whilst his sessions involve a subtle focus on the psychological and wellbeing benefits from mindful yoga and breathwork, the main emphasis is the physical benefits to your sporting performance and body for day to day life.