Yoga is not meant to help you touch your toes or achieve that 'Instagram worthy' arm balance.
Yoga will not make your body flexible unless your heart and soul are also ready to be stretched.
Yoga can heal you if you are kind in the practice journey. Yoga is for you if you are young, old, agile or stumbling. Yoga is for you if you are 'fit' or unfit, fat or thin, tall or short.
Yoga is an ancient system of healing said to be developed by Patanjali in India approx. 2,000 years ago. The system includes yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (sense withdrawl), dharana (concentration), and dhyani (meditation) and finally samadhi (ultimate bliss, absorption).
Yoga classes in the West primary teach only asana (postures). I incorporate meditation, philosophy and pranayama as much as possible into each lesson I give, in the belief that we must practice the whole system.
Yoga has helped me to heal from anorexia and exercise addiction. Through gentle body awareness developed over many years I was able to get my mind and body back into healthy rhythm.
Step on the mat and get ready for a transformation.