Ashtanga Yoga Therapy
Your body is a miracle and the breath is everything. Maya
One of the many meanings of Yoga is freedom. I believe that as we progress along that path, we will find our own personal definition. Indeed, we are not free, we’ve never been; so long as there is discomfort, tightness, heaviness, tiredness, resistance, chronic pain and their counterparts - anxiety, fear, anger, depression, and so on and so forth - all of those residues in the body are primarily mind related that are filtered through the body via the neck. The mind cannot be separated from the body in a relative sense; it is like trying to separate the waves from the ocean.
The science of Yoga is preventive and curative. In Ashtanga Yoga therapy, or eight stages of Yoga, the first two stages are mainly internal and external purifications and are the foundation that precedes the other stages – Yoga Sutras. A sense of well-being takes place effortlessly when we are aligned with those basic attitudes. Until then, much effort is needed, as any misalignments translate as an imbalance created mostly by a lack of awareness and a limited range of movements.
Yoga therapy, or Yoga Chikitsa, is a powerful and unique healing modality that initiates the process of cleansing, purifying and balancing the internal organs. If an organ is depleted energetically because of a disease, then all the other organs are affected too, as well as their supporting groups of muscles.
The body knows, and has always known, that with every breath we take, we die. We’ve lost touch with the depth of our breath and we slowly lose our ability to be aware of this body we live in. We are not aware that we are unaware. Life is a process of death and regeneration into a higher level of awareness.
By working diligently and reaching a steady level of flexibility, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we can learn to live within the boundaries of our own skin in a way that is natural and dignified.
If you wish to work under my guidance and do not have a daily yoga practice and/or have health issues or injuries, a commitment of at least 3 months is required.