Yoga in Hong Kong – The People’s Exercise

By on January 29, 2013

Everyone seems to be looking for a quick-fix to get fit, be healthy and lose weight. Of all the diets in the world, nothing beats physical exercise. One of the most common is yoga. The benefits of physical exercise far outweigh the risks, and no matter what age you are, there’s no harm in doing something active. Yoga in Hong Kong has been very popular with stressed out executives and fitness-seeking men and women. 

Yoga is a good way for anyone to keep moving. It originates in India, and it has been widely practiced for hundreds of years, gaining popularity among Western cultures in the 1980s. For those who have heard of it, but are not sure what it is, it is series of breathing exercises, poses and simple meditation. It links the mind, body and the soul.

The benefits include the improvement of posture and strengthening of muscles. It increases the range of motion in the joints. So not only does it make you physically stronger, it improves your flexibility. According to studies, three sessions a week helps you sleep more deeply at night – and a good night’s sleep is extremely important in the bustling city of Hong Kong. The breathing exercises are good for those with asthma and respiratory problems as it helps to clear the airways.

Of course, many of the postures are also designed to lose weight and tone the body. For example, the plank posture strengthens the core and ultimately tones the abdominal muscles (and sculpts that six-pack you want).

For Yoga in Hong Kong there is a whole host of fitness centres, many of which have qualified yoga instructors and classes tailored to different abilities. Here are a list of few places we recommend:

Kowloon

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Centre: Golden Crown Court, Flat G, 9th Floor, 72 Nathan Road Kowloon | Tel: (852) 2368 4693

Life  Management Yoga Centre: 1101 Kimberley House 35 Kimberley Road (Opp Kimberley Hotel) Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong | Tel: (852) 2191 9651

Prana Yogam: 2nd Floor, Ocean View Court, 43 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Nearby TST MTR P3 Exit) | Tel:  (852) 2736-2294

Pure Yoga: 14/f The Peninsula Office Tower, 18 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | Tel: (852) 8129 8800

Island

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong: 19 Floor, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. 上環文咸東街22-26號柏廷坊19樓 | Tel: (852) 2541 0401

Pure Yoga: 16/f The Centrium 60 Wyndham Street Central Hong Kong | Tel: (852) 8129 8800

Yoga Mala: 3/F Century Court, 239 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong | Tel: (852) 21160894

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Centre: Raja Yoga Centre 17 Dragon Road Causeway Bay |Tel: (852) 2806 3008

Shaneli Dadlani
Shaneli is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong. She grew up here and has a penchant for tea and scones, and all things royal. Shaneli is a world news and current affairs junkie, and has experience writing for magazines and newspapers. She loves writing short stories, and one day will have a novel published. You heard it here first!
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