“Yoga taught me to love me, that’s why I love yoga.”
To me, yoga is so much more than what happens on the mat. It is a positive way to look after my physical and mental wellbeing.
My yoga journey started when I was around 13 years old, my mum got me a Geri Halliwell Yoga DVD with Katie Appleton (yes, I know, I won’t say any more about that!). I had always struggled with insomnia, bad dreams and stress, and Yoga was a way of helping with this. It’s safe to say, it did. I religiously practiced, every day.
Yoga has continued to be a part of my life off and on, and consistently in the last 5 years where it has come together with other interests and career developments, such as training in Mindfulness and working in the Charity mental health sector supporting Children, Families and Young People.For me, Yoga has become a way of life that significantly improves my wellbeing, rather than just being about the physical practice (although I do find handstands fun!). Yoga is how I move, breathe, think and feel. Yoga is what I do, what I say, how I listen and what I pay attention to.
I’m a Yogi is Yoga for Wellbeing, and it represents just this. Yoga is holistic, it’s a balance; there is a place for physical practice that works the body, and there is a place for breath work and meditation, enhancing energy on a subtler level. To be a yogi, or yogini, is to recognise this, and practice yoga in your own way.
I am so passionate about helping others, through Yoga. I aim to provide a range of classes to support wellbeing in a variety of ways, whether you are looking for Yoga for your children and family, Yoga for Fitness, Yoga for Pregnancy, or Yoga for calming the body and mind.
My future blog posts will aim to offer useful tips and ideas, as well as topical yogic discussions, as a (hopeful) source of interest and inspiration.
My other passions in art, music and photography may also make guest blog appearances for a little bit of something different.
“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.”
Thanks for reading
Big love X