The approach to the practice is progressive, dynamic and caters to the needs of the individual’s limitations. Forcing or pushing the body into poses it is not ready for, over-use of alignment techniques and under- use of the bodies natural movement patterns leads to injury and disillusionment.
For the practice to continually evolve the mind must pay keen attention to the activity while addressing the blockages and patterns that reveal themselves during the practice.
Through the practice of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath) Dharana (concentration) and Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) students learn to move more mindfully, helping them to become more aware of their internal states and habits of body and mind.
Yoga is an experiential science of self study (Svadhyaya) cultivating personal awareness. The teachings of Yoga are relevant to everyday situations and can be explored in a practical manner each time we step onto the mat.
This allows us to practice the qualities of restraint, letting go, “staying”… and create new mind states and skills that we can thread into our everyday lives.
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