When I go to a yoga class I want to do yoga, but in order to feel good doing yoga I have to prepare my body.
Awaken my spine to a flowing breathe and open my hips so they don’t constrict my movements.
Unfortunately I’m not your super flexible yogi who can jump straight into a cross-legged position and start stretching with flowing arm movements.
When I go to a yoga class I want to feel good, enjoy my body, I like a challenge but I don’t like to feel constricted.
These are the steps I have put in place in my own yoga classes, so the benefits of yoga can seep deeply into our subconscious minds and physical memories.
I want everyone to walk away from one of my classes feeling in love with their bodies and passionate about their lives.
It is only through experience that I have discovered how adaptable we really are if given the right encouragement.
So I start my classes off slow and encourage the body to relax and open up, then 9 out of ten times our bodies will be way more responsive than rushing straight into a cross legged pose or straight into a sun salute.
I hope this will help you understand yoga and stick with this ancient art of healing ,particularly if you are struggling at this moment.
Yoga can help us through many physical and mental barriers, as it places us in a state of physical awareness the brain pathways start to feel a renewed light and energy and create a new connection or reconnection between our physical form and our energy form.
We recognise that it is our own power or energy that gives us our choices that will eventually direct our lives to a deeper understanding of ourselves which seems to lift a giant weight from our shoulders.
Yoga shows us a simpler path through life, we just have to practice the ancient art!