NO NEED TO WORRY
We all worry about something or the other but when it comes to yoga embedded within it's philosophy is the concept of 'ahimsa' which basically translates as non-violence. This means being kind to yourself and others. Go easy on yourself, life is difficult enough as it is without you having to worry about what you look like on the mat or if you find something tricky. We can work together to find what suits you...do more of what you love and less of what you don't!
I'm here to help you enjoy your practice so please do talk to me if you have any concerns.
IT'S TOO FAST/TOO SLOW
There are many different styles of yoga. Choose the ones to suit you. One day you may fancy something fast to get the heart rate going and sometimes you may feel like taking it a little easier. I teach a few styles.
I'M ALL ACHES AND PAINS AND FINGERS AND THUMBS
Yoga serves to soothe you and your perception of pain by tending to the central nervous system. Plus we work on your proprioception so you get an understanding of where your limbs are when held in space.
I'M TOO EMBARRASSED ABOUT MY BODY
You will learn to embrace the glorious person you already are. Yoga is much much more than the physical body anyway, more than a system of bones and muscles, levers and hinges. Flexibility of the mind and deciding to take the first step, having a willingness to learn and explore and of course, recognising one’s ability to love and share the love with others is what this beautiful discipline is about. So, it really doesn’t matter whether you happen to be very inflexible or have a super bendy body. Once you recognise your own restrictions and limitations you can work towards your optimal level of stability.
WHAT IF I CANNOT KEEP UP?
As the focus is inwards and yoga is not a competitive sport, rest assured, you will be will be fine. You take things at your pace, resting when needed.
I CANNOT TOUCH MY TOES
We can improve flexibility and range of motion by retraining the nervous system to be quiet at deeper levels of stretch, improving the stretch tolerance. The aim is not necessarily to learn to touch ones toes but rather to optimise range of motion of the joints.
FIND IT DIFFICULT TO FOCUS
A regular practice in a safe environment going at your pace will enable you to absorb what you need , when you need it.
I'M TOO BUSY
Take some time out for yourself, away from you everyday concerns. This time is for you to replenish your energy. Life doesn't always go to plan so we can schedule sessions to accommodate your changing needs.
SUCK IT AND SEE
Yoga will compliment other areas of your life and then hopefully become part of your daily routine, maybe with or without you even noticing - you will become more yogic in your thoughts and actions, a little kinder to yourself and others.
Let's Work Together