Yoga and Breath

Yoga and Breathing

The body does not lie. While our thoughts and feelings easily mislead us, our bodies always betray the state we are actually in.

Our bodies can be seen as a multitude of energy channels. There are seven energy centres along the spinal cord, from our tailbones to the crowns of our heads. If that energy flow encounters an obstacle, this is bound to appear on the physical plane too. Pains, injuries, accidents, and all kinds of emotional and mental traumas get built into us at the level of our cells. Our lives are influenced by the circumstances of our births, and the physical and mental traumas we suffer during each passing day. Likewise, good experiences also leave their marks on us.

The body speaks. It tells us which areas constitute our strengths, and which demand attention and hard-work. In different physical postures, with breathing exercises connected to dynamic movements, and by tapping or rubbing our bodies, we can dissolve the blockages, release the energy-flow, and help our bodies, minds and souls to develop.

We connect with the outside world through the seven energy centres and each corresponds to a different area of our lives. Endocrinal glands belong to each. Practice results in a growing harmony in the energy centres and a boost to the functioning of the glands.

‘Kundalini’ energy indicates the sources of strength hidden in each of us. We learn to tap more and more of this, which helps us to live life joyfully, to trust in each day at a time and in our ability to face each difficulty as a challenge, an opportunity.

The yoga lessons take place in small groups or one-on-one, allowing each participant to receive my full attention.