First Time to Yoga?

Everyone starts their path of Yoga for different reasons. Some of you may start because you feel tight and restricted in your movements, for others it maybe for relaxation. Or perhaps one of the following maybe your initial reason: stress, anxiety, stiffness in your body, headaches, muscular aches and pains, digestive issues, insomnia, sciatica, sore knees,depression, loneliness, grief, sadness, recovering from illness. As you can see, the list can be long. As a teacher of Yoga, I see all the above and more. My job is not to fix anything for you. It is to help guide and support you through a practice of Yoga where you can move towards stillness of mind and body. This can be  through the practice of asana ( postures ) Pranayama ( breath awareness ) Dhyana ( meditation ) as a starting point. If you are new to Yoga, be gentle with yourself. There is absolutely no need to rush to get a result. Be patient with yourself, be kind to yourself. Listen to your teacher, ask lots of questions afterwards if the need arises. Be patient. You didn't get to where you are today overnight. It takes time to change and allow your body to unfurl gently. Your body and mind will respond in ways that may well surprise and delight you.

See you on the mat sometime soon.


Lee Clements