Yoga Journey

I ran into my first yoga teacher yesterday at the local shopping centre. After a brief exchange of pleasantries the conversation naturally turned to yoga. The energetics of yoga and yoga beyond physical postures to more exact, a very deep discussion to have in a shopping mall. The conversation reminded me of my introduction to yoga, I turned up to a therapy session with fractured vertebra in my lower back, arthritis in my upper back, a torn rotator cuff, 20 kilo’s over weight¬†and a chronic insomniac. The journey wasn’t easy, painful at times, frustrating and emotionally draining. Basically I had to rebuild myself. Persistence and working with a very knowledgeable healer has helped me become functional and I now have a fairly good range of movement. I still have a programme of rehabilitation that I work on continually, like all of us I’m a work in progress.
I have empathy for your individual practice needs, I certainly acknowledge the individualism of each person who practises with me. Your practice is based on how you feel, my advise is not to get caught in perfection in movement, don’t feel that to have to keep up with anyone and don’t be intimidated by some one else in the class. Be you, work with what you have and hopefully leave the class feeling a whole¬†lot better than when you walked in. Seek one on one coaching or a private session if you feel an individualised programme might be suitable for you.
Move, Breath, Focus, Relax!!!

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