West End has embraced the practice of yoga with open arms, including Montague Road’s Devi Shakti Yoga Studio. While yoga continues to gain momentum as a popular physical activity, many people are not yet aware of the health benefits of yoga as a healing therapy.

Dr Alison Howes (Ali) from Devi Shakti Yoga is offering something different to women wanting to improve their health this year. Conveniently located above the Float Space, Ali’s yoga classes are not only providing physical enjoyment, they are designed to educate and inspire women to support their bodies naturally through yoga asana, breathing techniques to promote relaxation, meditation, along with providing advice on diet and nutrition to support healthy hormones. Ali offers regular women’s only group yoga classes throughout the week, along with private yoga to address specific women’s health concerns.

Given hormonal imbalances have become one of the leading underlying health concerns in women today, educating women in terms of the symptoms is important. Hormones are not only important to enable the ability to react appropriately to stress, but they manage reproductive and digestive systems, sleep cycles, growth and repair systems, and immunity. If left untreated, hormonal imbalances can manifest into larger complications, such as PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids or cysts, or other fertility concerns.

In recent years there has been an increase in women suffering hormonal conditions like endometriosis. Encouragingly there are incredible results from yoga therapies in reducing the symptoms of this condition. In fact many doctors and specialists are now referring their patients to yoga therapy as complimentary therapy for a variety of health conditions including endometriosis.

If you suffer a hormonal condition or are interested in learning how to support your body more naturally this year, then be sure to drop into the studio for a class or contact Ali for private yoga therapy.

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