I teach a gentle but powerful Hatha-based yoga with the emphasis on the breath, core strength and the fluidity of the spine.
Whatever your level of fitness or experience you will discover an ease of movement that comes from a deeper connection to the breath, a more flexible spine, and an increased sense of calm.
Yoga is fun. It makes you feel good. Everyone can do it.
Yoga is a 2,000-year-old discipline combining exercise and philosophy. It offers countless physical benefits. It provides increased flexibility, mobility and strength. It massages the inner organs and flushes toxins from the system. It can reduce blood pressure and lower the resting heart rate. It can help control weight and alleviate back pain. It brings greater body awareness and improves posture.
We already know all that.
But what yoga also does is restore mental wellbeing. Its power to relieve stress, enhance focus and instil peace of mind is well documented. Yoga is about calmness and feeling good inside as well as looking good outside.
For me, yoga is a living, breathing thing that permeates my entire life, not just when I'm actively practising it. The act of "living yoga" should start small. You don't necessarily have to be a vegetarian or buy recycled loo paper, but if we listened to the words of Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh and "Smile, breathe and go slowly", we'd all be on the way.