Yoga for Mind- Body Wellbeing
Yoga to help balance the physical, mental and emotional stresses created by modern day lifestyles
Yoga is inherently therapeutic and the benefits of practicing are extensive. Yoga for mind- body well-being uses traditional yoga, mindful movement and contemplative practices to help balance the stresses created by our modern lifestyles. Integrating these simple tools into a yoga practice can help boost energy, improve flexibility and strength, activate the relaxation response, soothe the emotional body, reduce anxiety and stress, improve depression, stimulate restful sleep and enhance immunity.
I have been in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years and teaching yoga for 20 of them. As a senior yoga teacher with well in excess of 3000 hours teaching experience I have watched and worked with hundreds of different bodies and the patterns those minds and bodies have adapted.
I teach in a way that reduces the dependency on the teacher/ expert to empower the individual . I teach what will serve my student's purpose, support them and encourage curiosity to develop their own practice and help them understand how they can be an active participant in their total wellbeing.
My story : ' I bend so I don't break"
I took up yoga to manage a back injury. It helped but I was never really without pain or some kind of discomfort until in 2012 I was drawn to Integrative Yoga Therapeutics. This style of yoga set me on the path to deepen my studies of the mind - body connection. Our stories and our patterns forge who we are physically, mentally and emotionally. Some times those patterns no longer serve us well and can lead to pain, injury, illness, anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
Thankfully we all have an inbuilt ability to change, to learn new patterns - termed neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. ....neuro refers to neurons, the nerve cells that are the building blocks of the brain and nervous system, and plasticity refers to the brain's malleability.
Research has revealed that the brain never stops changing, creating new neural pathways and altering existing ones in order to adapt to new experiences, learn new information and create new memories. My yoga practice is now about listening and feeling how I am inside and making choices to do things differently - not only new things but also the familiar in a different way - to adapt, mend, create and maintain patterns that will help bring balance to my body and mind. ' I bend so I don't break"
Yoga is a powerful, easy to learn method of attaining good health and well- being.It's my passion to teach in a way that EVERY BODY can develop that capacity to connect, respond and change. This empowering way to practice yoga doesn't need to stop on the mat, The tools and techniques can be brought into our day to day life where the real opportunity for transformation can happen.
Six reasons why I practice yoga