By Elle Hartle, Digital Marketing Apprentice.
Yoga for teenagers is a project aimed at young people, run by TDC’s Caroline Vitta. The sessions run every Tuesday at Moulsecoomb Leisure centre 4pm till 5pm. We are currently over half way through the 10 week period having started at the end of April.
Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline where it focuses on breathing control, simple meditation and the adaptation of a variety of different movements and postures with the body. Yoga is very often used as a relaxation technique and sometimes even for health purposes with improving emotional and mental health.
The sessions have proved very successful and over 20 young people have attended at least two or three sessions so far. Most of these young people have never actually tried Yoga before so it is their first time giving it a go. The sessions aim to help improve an individual’s emotional and mental well-being, flexibility and sleep. As well as this yoga can also help with stress and anxiety. The exercises involved are straightforward and simple to do so that anyone can really give it a try. Any young person is welcome whether they have experience or not, you can simply drop in at any of the weeks within the 10 week period and join in.
Yoga for teenagers runs until the end of June. If you want to give it a go or have a child who might be interested then contact Caroline Vitta on 07481896892 or if you’d prefer you can message Caroline via Facebook at Caroline TDC Youth Worker to find out lots more information on the Yoga for Teenagers Project.