I first learnt to teach yoga 25 years ago through the Bihar school of Yoga in India. I then trained with the same college based in London for many years. This a a traditional form of yoga, we practise slowly with equal emphasis on the body and the breath; we teach one asana at a time so the body has time to soften into each posture, allowing the body to make its changes. It means its very safe and it's easy to learn, at the same time it has a profound effect.
Having trained more recently as a craniosacral therapist I have been able to use my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to make my teaching more effective. I became fully aware of the power of the body, the power of the breath and the power of the mind working together.
Once we learn this were are able to change our nervous system. We can switch off the sympathetic nervous system that gets overstimulated by ‘life’ and switch on the parasympathetic nervous system state, the state where we can allow our bodies to rest, to digest and to heal and to mend and to bring re-balance to all the different systems within the body. Allowing the body to mend itself most effectively. Allowing it to do what it does naturally.