Let Movement be thy Medicine
Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Jivamukti Yoga… the modern yoga world is a jungle of styles and methods.
They all have their charm, their place and their purpose. It is up to the individual to choose ones own path. Some choose one particular way, I embrace the diversity. Both is right and both has value.
I consider all of the disciplines as offerings - like a well stocked kitchen - delicious ingredients from which to choose, based on the desired recipe of the day, to create a balanced meal.
Just as much as we need to be smart and vary in our choices of food to be continuously adapt to the ever changing reality which is unfolding in our unique physical experience, so does our Yoga practice need to be open, adaptable, smart and sustainable that our body mind and spirit can respond with adaptability, growth, gratitude and celebration to “Anicca", the law of constant change in life.
There is little promises to make for a class with me other than the effort of becoming aware of the present moment, going into co-creation with the room and celebrating, on the yoga mat as well as in life, our duty to find our authentic place in each new breath, to listen to what changes are being called for and to acknowledge our power to manifest that change.
A few things though, are for sure!
- There shouldn’t be a day in which you don’t dance. As “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”, I believe in the power of dance and so be prepared to shake your hips to the beat in most of my classes.
- “Sweat once a day.” I love vigorous practice, sweat and arm balances. Not necessarily in every class, but definitely in every other.
- “Comfort zone might be comfy, but is boring.” Be sure to be challenged (not pressured) to leave your comfort zone on any level, physically, mentally, emotionally… maybe all three of them.