It has allowed me to learn about myself, who I am as a person, and the way I want to live my life. It has helped me become proud of my body, and to be grateful for all it does for me each day. It has helped me grown strong, both mentally and physically. It has given me self-confidence. It has taught me patience and self-respect. It has taught me to trust in and go with my intuition. And the best part of all of this is that I didn’t need any-one or any-thing to gain all of these things – all I needed was myself. That is probably the biggest lesson I have gained from yoga – to let my body and my mind be my own source of healing; and I have, indeed, healed greatly over these last few years.
WHAT EXACTLY IS YOGA?
Yoga is so much more than the Asanas (postures) you find people doing in a yoga class. The ancient 8 Limbs of Yoga created thousands of year ago by Patanjali provide simple core principles that one should follow to enable them to live fully from a place of authenticity. The 8 Limbs are as follows:
However, men and women alike can benefit from a consistent yoga practice and you should know that yoga studios are a place of non-judgement; you will be welcomed and assisted throughout your practice no matter your ability or experience.
Yoga can certainly build strength, flexibility and balance, however, these are not prerequisites to begin doing it. The beauty of yoga is that if you have a body, you can practice! Come as you are and work with what you have. No matter your level of flexibility or fitness you will still receive all the wonderful mind and body benefits that yoga offers.
I would therefore like to warmly invite you to begin or continue your own yoga journey with me in our boutique yoga room at Catalyst Yoga. We have created a beautiful and nurturing space to practice where you will feel safe, respected, and always welcome. I am so very excited and also proud to be able to contribute to our late founder David’s vision of a total health and wellness centre, and I hope that you will join me on this new and exciting journey at Catalyst Health and Wellness Group!
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