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Yoga – fit for life

Yoga

We are trialling a six-week program of Gentle Yoga for Seniors at COTA NT in Spillett House on Wednesdays (18 September to 23 October 2019) with local instructor, Dr Ramya Mohan. If up take is good, Yoga may become part of our Fit for Life program, which encourages seniors to stay healthy, grow stronger and to improve their balance, flexibility and co-ordination.

Before you join

  • check with your doctor first before starting any exercise program.
  • if you have any concerns regarding your fitness level, ability or skill or undertake this activity, you should seek the appropriate independent advice. Please note, neither the instructor or COTA staff are authorised to give any advice in this regard.
  • before your first sessions, you must fill in a Pre-Exercise Screening form and raise any health concerns with the instructor
  • register your attendance (which includes agreement to a voluntary assumption of risk: that you undertake the class at your own risk and acknowledge and voluntarily accept the level of risk consequent with that activity
  • bring comfortable clothes and shoes, drink bottle and towel. Mats are provided for this class (up to 20) and early arrival is advised.
  • meet your instructor, Dr Ramya Mohan.

About Yoga

Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It is a group of physical, mental spiritual practices.

Benefits to physical health

Benefits to your physical healthy may include:

  • Increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism
  • Weight reduction
  • Cardio and circulatory health

Benefits mental well being

Benefits to your mental well being may include:

  • Reduce your stress and anxiety by moving your nervous system from sympathetic to parasympathetic nervous system
  • Help stave off cognitive decline
  • Brain stimulates happy hormone secretion
  • A sense of equality starts to infiltrate in you. You are neither superior nor inferior to others, you are rather equal to all.

Who can do Yoga?

Everyone – yoga can be done either in the mat or chair. People with all flexibility are welcome.

Information provided by Dr Ramya Mohan

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