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For me yoga is a journey and taking what you learn on your mat and using it off the mat.

We caught up with Guy, a Ph.D. Researcher, to find out why he's been going to Yoga classes. Read below to find out more and how you can start your own yoga journey. yoga off the matt

"I didn’t know anything about yoga or what it stood for, what a yogi was or wasn’t. I started practicing with Warwick Yoga Club two years ago, during my undergraduate studies. I used yoga purely as a means to rehabilitate my ankle after tearing several ligaments playing sport, I was put on a 6 month waiting list for surgery! To look back from where I was to where I am now is mind blowing! Yoga allowed me to avoid surgery and make a miraculous recovery. On the surface, yoga is just systemised stretching but it is our approach that makes this such a unique experience. It has got me in touch with my body, something I definitely took for granted, developing my physical and mental strength. I have found that yoga generates energy, an interval “buzz”, whilst at the same time calming the mind. It has given me creativity, a peace of mind and the ability to leave my research at my desk and enjoy my evenings.

For me yoga is a journey and taking what you learn on your mat and using it off the mat. Yoga is brilliant - it's good for the body, good for the mind and a wonderful way to enhance your life - what are you waiting for?

There is so much to learn so I’m going to keep practicing."

To see what classes Guy has been going to check out the free wellbieng classes.