"HAPPINESS RESIDES IN MANY PLACES, FOR LASTING HAPPINESS LOOK WITHIN"
"ONCE WE STOP LEARNING, WE STOP LIVING"
My passion is yoga, when you find something that fully aligns you there's nothing else you want to do. Yoga has taught me so much of our existence, it brought me a wholeness that I want to share.
I find yoga a challenging subject to describe because it never feels like I can explain all of it's facets. What is yoga? The word literally means to yolk to unite to bring connection. We may understand this as the unity of being, when we are in harmony, conceited fully in our own being. When this state occurs within existence then we can begin to open up the power and understanding to cultivate unity with our surrounding. The practice of yoga is an ongoing journey of discovery, never really complete. A practice of continually aligning and restoring the self, our values, our peace, our connection. Particularly when we have chosen to live within society, we have to keep practising our re-connect due to the complicated structures and distractions around us. If we were in a more simple life we might find the connect with a little more ease, the challenge lies here in cultivating the connect and cultivating a simpler life while still existing within society.
For many of us this practice begins on the yoga mat, if you are new to this practice of yoga. The above can sound quite hefty and intimidating, we start slowly, we begin to just open the door back to the self to reconnect with our breath, our body and starting to regain a little composure and perhaps control over the mind.
I always try to teach from a space of respect for the lineage of this practice, we have some profound masters that have shared their practise and enabled us to take this path. My offering is to teach the student more than just movement or guide them to their own understanding of themselves, beyond aligning the body. We use, mantra (minder keeper) affirmation, mediation techniques, focus, Sankalpa (intention) as some of our tools to establish deep unity within.
As I often say to my students the mere thought of unity within brings such of a smile and excitement to me, imagine if we were all existing in the unity of the self. How much this would open our hearts to those around us and the way we all exist.