Lotus pose!  |  Knox County Health Dept.  hosts free yoga classes in North Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – For many people, yoga isn’t just a way to incorporate some exercise into their everyday lives. It can help people’s mental health while connecting them with people in their community.

The Knox County Health Department hosted a free yoga event in North Knoxville on Saturday, with more events planned for the following weeks. The event was open to people of all skill levels and the first 20 participants also received a free yoga mat.

Anyone who wants to learn more about yoga and practice it with their community can stop by the park on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Classes are scheduled until July 10th.

The Knox County Health Department asked participants to bring a mat or towel and some water so they can stay hydrated while exercising.

Typically, yoga classes focus on postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to help participants relax and stretch, calm them down, and improve overall well-being through stress relief. Health officials also said it can also help people relieve lower back or neck pain.