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In part 2 of 3 in our blog series we look at the rising popularity and evolution of Yoga in the UK.

Reaching Out 

Experiences such as Soul Circus; the yoga and wellness festival, combine summertime celebrations and music with a chance to reinvigorate your health routine, discover new exercise methods and find new friends through fitness.

It has also become a headline event for those looking to improve their flexibility and master a new, body focused exercise.  Aspire continues their relationship with this influential get-together.  Here’s our experience of Soul Circus last year!

Raising The Tone

The rising number of conventions, classes, rooftop media events and festivals are clear indicators of the rising popularity of yoga in the UK. For many it’s become the go-to method for a calming, yet challenging, means of improving posture, breathing, muscle strength and conditioning among other benefits.

Celebrity advocates – the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Gwyneth Paltrow to David Beckham and Russell Brand – have helped raise the profile of yoga, but increasingly its yoga’s ability to help people combat life’s ailments or assist them in improving athletic performance that’s keeping it in the spotlight.

Body Better

Trends set to impact on the world of yoga include:

Wellness Moves: Yoga exercises shown to help those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) among other digestive issues have been championed by celebrity influencers such as Tyra Banks to Kirsten Dunst.

Men’s Wear: British fit for purpose men’s yoga wear brand SoWeFlow (https://soweflow.com/) are taking off, providing for male yogis, climbers and calisthenic athletes and movers of all shapes and sizes.

Renewable Mats: With a strong focus on the environment, UK firm Form (www.theform.co.uk) have launched a range of carbon negative yoga mats, made from recycled natural rubber and recycled plastic bottles.