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THE ART OF RELAXING: Yoga and other tips

Posted on: February 2, 2017, in News

“Yoga, a philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realise its distinction from them and attain liberation.” – Merriam Webster; Dictionary 


Yoga has become a fast-growing and popular form of physical activity for many nowadays. With fast-paced lifestyles characterising the lives of many people, Yoga has become a way for individuals to relax, unwind and find their sense-of-self in a chaotic lifestyle focused on a number of different things from work, to school, kids, family and so forth.

We at Fordoun take pride in providing our clients with professional advice as well as an experience that not only relaxes but aims to feed the soul, allowing you to feel energised again through many of our amazing treatments and offerings, our Yoga classes being one. It is for this reason that we feel it is important for you to understand the benefits of Yoga as it is one form of physical exercise that we identify as being quite misunderstood.

Health and fitness

Although many see Yoga as a routine of stretches and bodily movements, Yoga is very beneficial to your fitness levels. Health and fitness comes from your body being balanced physically, mentally and emotionally as well and Yoga provides a great mixture of techniques that will provide your body with a sense of harmony throughout, boosting your fitness levels as well as your mood and overall mental health.

Stress Relief and inner peace

Yoga, along with many forms of exercise, is a great way to relieve yourself of stress. Studies have shown that Yoga has the ability to improve depression and lead to a significant increase in serotonin levels and decrease the levels of cortisol in the body.

It is a well-known fact that exercise releases chemicals called endorphins into the body. Endorphins are responsible for a positive feeling experienced throughout your body after you exercise as they interact with receptors in your brain. By releasing endorphins in to the body, Yoga is said to help increase your mood and lift the spirits in a positive manner, helping your to experience inner peace which in turn will affect the way you deal with stress and stress-related tasks, leading to a happier, healthier you.

With some amazing benefits, Yoga really is a great way to keep healthy, stay focused and stay in shape however if it is not your thing and you’d prefer to relax your mind, energise your body and keep in shape in a different manner, Fordoun Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to do so. With a number of wonderful relaxation treatments and activities we will be sure to keep you feeling calm, relaxed and in shape as best we can and here’s how:

–          Multifunctional gym with personal training sessions available to increase your fitness and prepare your summer body before the Holidays.

–          Spinning classes giving our guests the opportunity to do some exercises indoors when it’s cold out.

–          Kettle bell classes are a great way to strengthen your muscles and tone your body in amazing ways.

–          Relaxing spa treatments such as our floatation sessions are sure to relax your mind, body and soul. Unwind and relax in our tranquil saline                      pool for only R110.

Apart from these wonderful activities, we at Fordoun Hotel and Spa pride ourselves in our facilities and on the picturesque scenery surrounding them. Taking walks to the dam, reading a book in our lounge, or indulging in one of our many spa treatments and enjoying your time with us are perfect way to relax before the holiday madness hits.

Visit our website to find out more about the classes and treatments on offer and enquire online. 

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