Yoga as been around for some 5000 years. It was introduced to the western world in the 19th Century and has been steadily growing in popularity ever since. There are many types of Yoga, ranging from deep meditation, to fast and furious exercise- and it is this breadth of variety that gives yoga its wide appeal.
Today, one of the most popular types of yoga is Hatha Yoga which comprises gentle exercise with attention to good quality breathing, thus working on the body, breath and mind.This yoga is suitable for everyone as it is challenging without being too strenuous. By by paying attention to movement and breath, the mind is focussed and this leads to a feeling of calmness.