Yoga: A Classical Antidote for Modern Times
What’s bothering you?
Aches and pains? Feeling down and disillusioned? Overwhelmed with the to do list?
Tired, wired or exhausted? No mental focus? Lack of direction or purpose? Just plain blah?
Then you’ve come to the right place. The yoga practice of specific physical movement or asana, carried out in a way that suits your physical needs and condition, provides the perfect antidote to life in the modern world.
The postures stretch taut muscles, focus the mind, help you breathe deeply, massage tense organs and increase circulation. You will feel refreshed and renewed as the incessant mental chatter that has you in a spin most of the time begins to calm down. And you may just get to hear your own voice and be inspired to follow it’s lead.
Before I taught yoga, my work took me to scenes of great humanitarian suffering. However, given the right tools I’ve seen communities rebuild their lives and flourish.
The suffering I see right here in the 24/7 digital world is widespread: with or without homes, work, supportive relationships, money and health people find it difficult to switch off from the outside world and relax their mind.
The 5,000 year old yoga tools for overcoming this modern day misery are: to move, breathe, let go, nourish the body and soothe the mind. Then the relaxed muscles and organs can benefit from the increased blood circulation to detox and nourish every cell back to health while extra space is created in the mind for more helpful thoughts to enter. Classes are based on one of the classic traditions of India with a whole person approach moving beyond yoga as pure physical exercise. A light hearted humour is an essential element of each class.
Today, there are over 2.5 million people in the UK and 30 million in the USA who practise yoga. Yes, there is no getting around it: yoga is a very do-able way to being the best version of you however young, old, couch-potato like, active, flexible or stiff-as-a-board you may be right now.
Following the expert guidance I give you within class to keep you safe and inspired, you simply move and breathe while remaining mindful of what your body can cope with. You leave feeling as if you’ve discharged the weight of the world from your body and mind.
Take a look at the class schedule covering Southampton and the New Forest or email me for bespoke sessions for yourself or a workplace event.