„Yoga is an inner practice. The rest is just a circus.“ – Sri Pattabhi Jois
ARE YOU NEW TO YOGA AND WONDERING WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT?
Are you thinking about giving it a try, but worrying to expose yourself in class? Do you believe that you can’t do yoga due to a lack of flexibility?
Welcome to the club! Many yogis had exactly these thoughts before getting onto the mat first time. Let me tell you one thing first: there is no such thing as THE yoga body. Don’t be dazzled by the super flexible pretzel postures we’re deluged with on social media. Yeah, they look awesome, but that’s not the story.
YOGA ISN’T A FITNESS REGIME, IT IS A PHILOSOPHY
The practice on the mat, the so-called asanas, the postures, are just the entry point. They have a healing purpose for our body and they prepare our mind for the next steps. We are practicing to clear our mind, to reach a state of a moving meditation.
In a yoga class, you’ll be guided to go internal, to be fully absorbed in yourself. Yoga translates into union – of body, mind and soul, as well as everything around. Or as the Bhagavat Gita (a Hindu scripture) says „The journey of the self through the self to the self.“
Yoga is about you, connecting with yourself, just that. Remembering you have a soul that needs tending to. There’s no room for comparison or judgment, nor for can and can’t. A yoga class offers a secure place to just be and grow from where you are.
WHAT ABOUT GIVING IT A TRY?
In a class you will usually find yogis from all different levels, practicing together, everyone in their own bubble, same time absorbing the energy created by the many.
Another option is a private class for you or a small group (up to three). The beauty of a private class is that it will be tailor made for you. It doesn’t have to, but can be more technical, as there’s time to explain, to guide and the best thing: to adjust. You will learn to feel a posture and safely move in and out.
All formats are now also available live online – we connect in a webex session through audio and video. This way you can practice at home, you will be guided and get alignment verbally.
Let’s get in touch, I’ll be delighted to support you starting your yoga journey!
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