'If you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way' Vanda Scaravelli
One of Yoga's main aims is to quieten the fluctuations and whirlpools of our minds. Our bodies, minds, emotions and our spirit, the essence of who we really are underneath all our 'stuff', are intimately linked and influence each other profoundly.
My approach to quietening these 'whirlpools' of constant mental chatter is through movement of the body and breath... Our bodies are incredible, intricate, complicated and fascinating. We were made to move, in all directions, with minimal muscular effort or tension.
No matter what we do, what age we are, what our lifestyle is, by changing the way we move we can start to stir and allow change, not only in our physical body, but also in our minds, emotions and spirit.
My approach is more on a humanistic view, to live our lives more successfully by taking more responsibility for our own health - physical and mental.
Yoga doesn't mean you start to levitate and suddenly become a saintly person. Yoga is not an instant cure for what ails us, but rather, Yoga stirs - and if allowed to do so - frees and settles who we really are by finding an acceptance and balance of our light and dark sides, so that we can fully embrace our one wild and precious life.