Yoga is a way of life, and during the past 8 years it has become the way of my life. It's a path of practice, of commitment, of devotion to the greater good.
I share a self-adapted version of classical Hatha Yoga with a balance between movement and stillness. Inspired by Hridaya, Sivananda, Agama and Ashtanga Yoga traditions the focus is to find a space of tranquility within, while activating and energising different muscles and energy points in the body. Using the chakra system to guide yogis through their practice brings another element into the sequence, and allows for deeper exploration of these subtle energy wheels.
Drawing attention to the breath, especially during awareness phases brings yogis more in tune with their lung capacity, and its common underuse. Through breath we are able to eliminate more toxins than through any other method of excretion. We explore breath and its ability to cleanse and heal through pranayama practice, too.
We always begin our practice together slowly, being kind to the body as we warm up. From here we flow, learning to connect our breath to our movements (vinyasa), finding the link between mental and physical strength, movement and mindfulness. We exert ourselves, to detoxify the body, before making our way down onto our mats for seated and lying sequences. Here we begin to hold postures for extended periods of time, allowing the body to become more subtle and flexible. The states of stillness cultivated during these periods resting in posture, deepen our states of consciousness and allow for each seat to become a meditation position.
Yoga is more than a workout. It makes you realise that when you surrender and when you find stillness, strength follows. This strength cultivated is both mental and physical, bringing harmony and balance to our existance.