We’ve all heard the those Yoga slogans, ‘mind, body and soul’ or ‘I bend so I don’t break’. Despite the cliche, Yoga really is those things and so much more to me. I began my journey back in school and straight away found the benefits of mindfulness through meditation and the satisfaction of how, with a little dedication to practise, my body began to move in ways I never thought it could. Fast forward ten years dipping in and out of practise, I moved to London and found the rat-race lifestyle both invigorating but also overwhelming. Yoga and other exercise became my release. I began picking up a Yoga practise and for the first time since leaving home I felt a sense of belonging when on the mat. In this modern society we aren’t going to give up all possessions and go live in an Ashram in India but there are many aspects I feel we can find on the mat and bring into everyday life. For me it is a mix of letting go and confidence. Realising the fear of looking silly by not doing a pose right is completely irrational - nobody around you cares - the same can be said in the real world, so your do you, Hun’. Yoga isn’t saying bad things don’t happen but what matters is how you deal with them. It can link very closely with religion, but my personal connection is how is relates to positive thinking and also how it quite clearly ties into CBT. The practise I explode as a life-long student reflects and evolves my teaching at Blossom Yoga London.
This popular class is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned together. All of the classes at Blossom Yoga London attempt to coordinate breathing and physical movement, improve focus and concentration, and help participants regain control of their body and mind.
"Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow there"