Stop Wishing. Start Doing

Combining the key elements of Hatha, Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga, my Yoga style provides an ideal foundation on which to learn and build.

Hatha Yoga

The word hatha means willful or forceful. As one of the oldest forms of Yoga and the foundation from which all Yoga is derived, Hatha Yoga focuses on basic poses and breathing techniques. This calming, meditative style of Yoga helps quieten the stresses of our modern world, achieve enlightenment and attain self-realization.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is the “Yoga of awareness” and focuses on the “breath of fire”. Represented by a metaphorical snake coiled at the base of your spine, Kundalini challenges students both physically and mentally. It’s a more spiritual style of Yoga which opens your heart, builds strength and releases energy located at the base of your spine.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.

The Healing Power of Yoga

How may I serve others so that they may have what they desire? The answer to this seemingly contradictory question holds the key to authentic inner peace. Many people are struggling with fears, worries, and concerns that stem, as they see it, from unfulfilled desires. I usually suggest that they try wanting something more for others than they want it for themselves. The love required to do this turns their focus away from the constant turmoil of the ego and instead opens real possibilities for living their highest and most joyful purpose.

Imagine shifting your attention off of yourself and asking the universal mind: How may I serve? When you do so, the message you are sending is: I’m not thinking about myself and what I can or can’t have. Your attention is on making someone else feel better.

Anytime you’re supportive of others, you automatically remove ego from the picture. And with no ego, you go from edging God out to being more like God. Practice giving and serving without expectation of reward (or even a thank-you) —let your reward be spiritual fulfillment.

The greatest joy comes from giving and serving. That’s much better than the discomfort and distress of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving. This giving, loving, serving person is the real you.

Flexibility

Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more flexible, bringing greater range of motion to muscles and joints. Over time, you can expect to gain flexibility in your hamstrings, back, shoulders, and hips.

Strength

Many yoga poses require you to support the weight of your own body in new ways, including balancing on one leg or supporting yourself with your arms. Some exercises require you to move slowly in and out of poses, increasing strength.

Muscle tone

Yoga is a strengthening exercise and works your entire body keeping you fit and at a healthy weight. It helps build lean muscle and will also help define and tone existing muscle.

Pain Prevention

Many people suffer from back pain as a result of sitting for hours at a desk. Yoga increases flexibilty, strength and improves alignment which can relieve this type of pain as well as other forms of muscle and joint pain.

Better Breathing

Yoga breathing exercises, called Pranayama, teaches us how to use our lungs more efficiently. Certain methods of breathing can clear the nasal passages and calm the nervous system, benefiting the body as a whole.

Mental Calmness

During yoga meditation you are concentrating deeply on what you body is doing. Focusing on your breathing and disengaging from your thoughts is very effective in calming the mind.

Stress Reduction

Yoga is a physical activity and works as a great stress reliever. You are able to forget about your daily troubles, relax and put life back in perspective. You will leave a yoga class feeling healthy and stress free.

Body Awareness

You are often called upon to make small, subtle movements to improve your alignment during yoga. Over time, this will increase your level of comfort in your own body. This can lead to improved posture and greater self-confidence.

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