It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 18 to 24 May. This initiative, by the Mental Health Foundation, helps to put mental health in the spotlight and encourage people to consider their own wellbeing. Yoga and mindfulness have been proven to help with stress, anxiety and even ease depression.

There are a lot of people out there looking to take up yoga and everyone has to start somewhere. The good news is that yoga classes are very welcoming and friendly environments for beginners – generally most people want to help, not hinder.