Yoga can benefit the physical body, the nervous system, respiratory and emotional health. If you are seeking the benefits of a gentle but demanding physical yoga practice - increased mobility, stability and ease of movement and breath - or the benefits of a calmer and quieter mind, please join me, you are all welcome.
Like many others, I discovered Yoga by passing through a doorway into a yoga class. What began as a purely physical experience has matured with practice and patience into something much greater. Yoga.
In the fullest sense.
A practice both on and off the mat. Of attentiveness to the movement of the body in the present moment, the movement of the breath, the relationship to the ground and space. The movement of the mind in relation to the body and breath, and what all this can uncover about habitual or conditioned patterns, with the freedom and potential to reform them. To find stillness and non-reaction.
“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature…” Patanjali's Yoga Sutras 1:2,3
It is a way of being in life, living from a place of non-separation, acting in a way – on and off the mat – that does no harm, from compassion for oneself, for others and for everything on our planet, realising that ultimately there is no difference despite our personal uniqueness.
“We live in the water and function as the wave” - Michael Stone