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 the 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... there will be no peace. The mind cannot be separated from the body in a relative sense; it is like trying to separate the waves from the ocean, therefore, the primary focus should be on understanding the relationship between the body and mind.
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.
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 with 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, have health issues or injuries, a commitment of at least 3 months is required (if you are unsure just ask).
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