A leading yoga expert believes 2020 will see a continued rise in people moving towards yoga and holistic forms of exercise. Hannah Barrett (@yoga_girl_london) has offered her thoughts on what we will be doing activity wise in 2020, including:
- Meditation to become a normal addition to your exercise programme – meditation, mindfulness and the breath are the essence of yoga. The evidence for these techniques for stress management, anxiety and depression is striking.
- Variety is the spice of life – variety means you are less likely to get repetitive strain injuries as you’re avoiding repetitive overuse. Even in yoga, I would always recommend switching up your training.
- Holistic fitness – the days of people going to different places for their health needs will slowly but surely become a thing of the past. More and more health professionals will come together and join forces to ensure people are getting the results they are looking for.
- Hybrid yoga – using yoga postures and flows as a base to build strength is a simple but effective way to enhance your yoga practice, sports performance or to simply prevent common injuries and conditions.
- Key focus on wellness – rather than focusing on aesthetics and getting the six-pack of your dreams, people are going to start to focus on other elements that are vital for long-term health.
- Mental health and happiness – there is a notable movement towards improving and bringing focus to mental health and overall happiness. Yoga can be hugely beneficial for this.