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Benefits of Dru Yoga & Meditation

Benefits of Dru Yoga & Meditation

Benefits of Dru Yoga & Meditation

Dru Yoga & Meditation offers a variety of benefits to body, mind and emotions. It helps reduce physical tension in the body, increase positive thinking and transform your life in a way that ripples out to benefit all those around you.

Here are just a few more things that Dru can do for you:

  • reduce stress and tension
  • ease back pain, headaches and other physical discomfort
  • transform painful emotions into positive and have a better mood
  • ease negative thinking
  • resolve conflicts more successfully so you can have better relationships
  • improve feelings about yourself and others
  • boost your energy and vitality
  • positively transform your life and as it does, the positive effects ripple out to those about you and even to your community too

If this sounds good, read on!

Your back will feel better

In a survey of 450 Dru Yoga students, 72% found Dru Yoga reduced their back pain. Dru is designed to be very safe, balancing your back muscles to bring ease and avoid injury.

 

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Lyndsey Pearson

Liverpool

Dru Yoga fixed my chronic back pain which I suffered with for 11 years. I was told I would be in a wheel chair & that I needed an operation. Now I have a healthy, supple, strong back & I can more than touch my toes. Love you Dru xx

You’ll feel blissfully relaxed and renewed

Dru Yoga is a unique combination of activation, energy block release sequences, asanas, and a long deep guided relaxation which together create a great feeling of well-being.

We’re an international, well-established school

Dru is one of the UK's leading yoga teacher training schools. Dru Yoga teacher training courses started in the 1980s, and now there are training schools all over the globe: in the UK,  Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Canada – all in all there are over 14 locations worldwide where you can train to be a Dru teacher.

 

 

Dru Yoga for improving wellbeing and reducing stress

Yoga makes you feel great!

Randomised controlled trials show Dru Yoga makes a significant difference

Dru Yoga is proven to reduce stress

A 2011 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health showed that Dru Yoga significantly improved wellbeing and resilience to stress in the workplace, compared to a control group. More research is being done on the benefits of Dru Yoga for back pain and other health challenges.

In the world's first randomised controlled trials into the benefits of yoga in the workplace, Dru Yoga has been shown to significantly decrease back pain, increase performance under stress, boost confidence and emotional wellbeing:

  • Self confidence under stress - up 650%
  • More clear-minded - up 500%
  • Less depressed - by 240%
  • More energised - up 370%
  • Higher life purpose - up 330%

 

The benefits of meditation

Science is now agreeing that meditation can be a powerful form of stress relief and can help general health.

More and more research is also being conducted on the benefits of meditation. Studies have shown that meditation helps a variety of conditions including: stress, depression, heart disease, cancer, back pain, asthma, anxiety, high blood pressure, sleep problems and allergies.

Meditation has also been shown to decrease general pain levels, boost your immune system, improve mood, increase self awareness and even increase brain size.

More and more research is also being conducted on the benefits of meditation. Studies have shown that meditation helps a variety of conditions including: stress, depression, heart disease, cancer, back pain, asthma, anxiety, high blood pressure, sleep problems and allergies.

Meditation has also been shown to decrease general pain levels, boost your immune system, improve mood, increase self awareness and even increase brain size.

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Dru Meditation

A powerful form of stress relief

Here is small summary of the current research:

  • Meditation creates a unique hypo-metabolic state, in which the metabolism is in an even deeper state of rest than during sleep. During sleep, oxygen consumption drops by 8 percent, but during meditation, it drops by 10 to 20 percent.
  • Meditation is the only activity that reduces blood lactate, a marker of stress and anxiety.
  • The calming hormones melatonin and serotonin are increased by meditation, and the stress hormone cortisol is decreased.
  • Meditators secrete more of the youth-related hormone DHEA as they age than non-meditators. Meditating forty-five-year-old males have an average of 23 percent more DHEA than non-meditators, and meditating females have an average of 47 percent more. This helps decrease stress, heighten memory, preserve sexual function, and control weight.
  • Meditation has a profound effect upon three key indicators of aging: hearing ability, blood pressure, and vision of close objects.
  • Long-term meditators experience 80 percent less heart disease and 50 percent less cancer than non meditators.
  • 75 percent of insomniacs were able to sleep normally when they meditated.
  • 34 percent of people with chronic pain significantly reduced medication when they began meditating.
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Paula Sutton

Administrator, Plymouth

It amazes me how Dru Yoga can transform my whole personality to become a calmer, kinder and energised person. I love the moves, the people, the philosophy and the environment of Dru. About to start the teacher training course - I can't wait.

Higher energy levels

If you’ve always wanted more vitality and a zest for life, then Dru Yoga will release blocked energy and put a spring in your step! The Dru approach to traditional hatha yoga postures enables the flow of energy to revitalize the body from inside out – helping you feel great, very quickly!
 

Dru is for everyone!

No matter what age, shape or size you are, you’ll be able to do Dru Yoga. You won’t need to compare yourself with anyone, and we never talk about the ‘perfect posture’. Instead we always encourage many ways to do a yoga pose depending on your unique ability.  The emphasis is on you. Full stop.

 

Try Dru Yoga for free

Dive in and enjoy some of our free Dru Yoga, meditation and relaxation videos

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Christina Alward

After doing Dru Yoga, I feel relaxed, calm and more centered. It certainly is a wonderful tool for your mind, body and soul.

You’ll learn how to sort your emotions

Many people find that they can transform difficult emotions like anger, lack of confidence or grief through Dru’s yoga sequences, giving access to their inner strengths.
‘What does Dru do for me? It keeps me sane! It gives me space to be me. It takes me out of my thoughts and into the present moment. And the house is tidier, and I'm more patient, and I laugh more.’   - Lucy Cleary

 

 

 

 

Paul Krystall

Paul Krystall

IT consultant, Kenya

In my Dru Yoga classes I’ve noticed my students experience a sense of emotional positivity and deep-rooted change.

Dru touches body, mind and spirit

 

You won’t just be touching your toes with Dru. It’s based on ancient yogic wisdom and includes meditation, mudras (hand gestures) and pranayama (directed breathing) which bring a deep sense of inner peace, no matter how busy you are! And if you fancy taking things further, we have a strong post-graduate programme with many personal development courses too.

 

 

 

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