5 myths about yoga
Not true. Many students report having radical results in a very short time whatever their starting point.
AND the goal is not for quick fixes. This is #yogaforlife
I’m passionate about yoga and I believe that if everyone on the planet did yoga into old age then many problems of the aging populations across the world could be solved.
And the yoga I teach enables people to move freely. They may start with using props and needing a form of 'chair yoga' however most students soon graduate back to the floor.
A unique mix of postures and sequences adapted from Kaiut Yoga and Scaravelli Yoga gives students a system for movement that when practiced regularly, will keep them mobile well into old age.
The ancient roots of yoga are about bringing about better alignment in the body, mind and soul. it is a system of health, vitality, meditation and right conduct. It means connection.
Yoga supports you to create a body that can restore itself even while aging, through movement, meditation and teachings of wisdom so that you are fully functioning living your full potential and able to live fully and love deeply.
Because yoga stems from India, uses sanskrit words and strange chants, it sometimes is seen as some weird spiritual thing.
It is actually something really friendly, and in essence brings greater agility, mental precision, awareness and freedom especially as you age.
There is a paradox within Yoga.
Yoga is something you do with your body, but it's NOT a physical activity. Yoga uses your body to anchor yourself in the present moment with awareness and without stress.
Being present and alive in each moment brings you on a path to restore and maintain your health and vitality so you can move well, live well and age well.
Acknowledgements: Deep bow of gratitude to many yoga teachers from whom I have learnt and continue to learn so much. Sivananda, Vanda Scaravelli, Louise Simmons, Diane Long, Sophy Hoare, Francisco Kaiut, Cris Prengle, Sandra Sabatini, Michal Havkin various Feldenkreis teachers, and others...
And the many spiritual teachers I have worked, played, studied and danced with notably Byron Katie, Adyashanti, Jeff Foster, Jac O'Keefe, Tony Parsons and many other inspirational souls...
To the beautiful community of Findhorn that has nourished, supported and encouraged my spiritual journey for over 25 years
And to my wonderful family and many friends who support, encourage, keep me sane and grounded...
And the greatest teacher of all.... life itself.