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Exercise Summary

Yoga connects the mind, the body and your breath. It is a type of mindfulness that helps you build awareness of your mental state, and uses breathing and physical exercise as a way to focus your attention.  It isn’t about tying your self in knots or strenuous effort. It has benefits in cardiovascular health, strength, back and spine health, immunity, blood flow, relaxation and sleep and reduces stress and anxiety.

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. (NHS).

You can learn at a class or by yourself using YouTube.  You ought to get a yoga mat too.

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Practice yoga

First decide whether you want to join a class (recommended to start with if you’re a complete beginner, but you can take beginners’ classes online too).  If so, look at the info below on finding a class near you. Make sure you try a few.

If you want to try it on your own first, then you can look online (again info below) for some recommended videos.

We’ve put some poses below, thanks to yogidia


To indulge ourselves, a YouDriver takes Iyengar yoga classes, so here’s a link to the Illustrated Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

We suggest a frequency of: Twice a week
and it could last 45
If you want to find a class, you can always type ‘yoga class near me’ into Google! We recommend you try a few, as instructors and facilities vary widely.Yoga Near Me has a search facility for finding a class in any style, but only shows the people who’ve registered with them.There’s also yogahub at





An illustrated step by step guide to yoga
This is a short illustrated guide to yoga, by Nika Florek, aimed at slimming yoga
Summer Yoga
Easy simple tips and techniques for practising your yoga practice, diet and wardrobe!





Yoga with Adriene
This isn’t a single video, it’s a whole YouTube channel! You choose what videos you want to use to help with your yoga. We YouDrivers have used a lot of these – Yoga Camp and Yoga with Adriene. There’s a section for beginners too.
Morning Yoga Workout
This morning yoga workout will wake you up by gently raising your heart rate while lengthening and strengthening your body from head to toe. Plus, it’s quick enough to squeeze in before the day gets busy. It’s been viewed 17 million times!

Now you have to decide if you want this exercise to be part of your action plan.

If you don’t, then either hit the back arrow or click the button to go back to look at another exercise.

If you do, then carry on down the page and follow the instructions. 

If you want to include this exercise in your action plan, select Yes from on the right then click  the green button saying ‘Include this exercise’.

Sadly you’ll go back to the top of this page – please scroll down and fill in the bits that appear before here.

Now you’ve copied the action plan title, paste it on the right and press the green button.  After a short pause you will be taken to a page where you will set up your own version of this exercise.

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