As one of Berit’s more mature students (I’ve had my bus pass for some years now) I feel very strongly that it is vitally important to remain fit and flexible as one grows older. With a family history of osteoporosis, I am particularly conscious that yoga with its many weight-bearing and back-strengthening asanas is a vital weapon against this disease. Not only that – it just feels so good to be able to move and bend freely.
I also appreciate the meditative aspect of yoga – in this hectic world, it is truly refreshing to take time out in order to slow down, breathe deeply and still the mind. I am sure that everyone who leaves a yoga class is in a much more relaxed and positive frame of mind than when they arrived. I know I am.