“Yoga is the settling of the mind”
“When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness”
~ Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sutras 2 & 3
What is yoga?
Yoga is a way of living: a philosophy that originated in India about 5,000 years BC. Patanjali, who is considered to be a father of Yoga, defines Yoga as the settling of the mind into silence.
The word YOGA means “TO UNITE”. It’s a discipline, which joins together the mind, body, emotion and breath. Presently HATHA YOGA is the main branch of Yoga practiced around the world. It is the practice of physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation and meditation to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
What are the benefits of yoga?
People practise Yoga for various reasons: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
Some are drawn to Yoga to keep their bodies strong and supple. Others are looking for tension relief.
Scientific studies suggest yoga is a safe and very effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.
Regular yoga practice is very beneficial for people with health issues such as aches and pains – especially spinal pain, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stress.
Whatever your objectives are, when you start practising Yoga, you may notice some changes, which improve the quality of your life, making you healthier, calmer and well-balanced person.
What is my approach to Yoga?
I teach Hatha Yoga. My teaching is based on a relaxed approach, both on and off the mat. It comes from a passion for anatomy with attention to proper body alignment, awareness of breath & mindfulness.
I believe that almost anyone, regardless of their age or ability, can practise this ancient discipline. My classes are friendly and relaxed with a strong emphasis on the individual needs and wishes. I encourage everyone to practice within their personal abilities and discover that, even the most challenging practise, can be done in a soft and releasing way. This will make you feel rested, relaxed, energised & revitalised at the end of each session.