Down to Earth Yoga
Yoga is a practice that is guided by the breath. The movements in yoga are simple, yet powerful, and are designed to be coordinated with the breath.
Vanessa Hollebone is a qualified traditional Yoga Teacher RYT200 in the lineage of Krishnamacharya/ Desikachar and registered nurse of 20 years in both hospital & district care.
Yoga is a practice that is guided by the breath. The movements in yoga are simple, yet powerful, and are designed to be coordinated with the breath. This connection between movement and breath creates a flow that helps to calm the mind and bring a sense of balance and harmony to the body. The breath acts as a guide, instructing the practitioner on how far to push in each posture and what shape to maintain. By using the breath to guide the movements, one can develop a greater awareness of their body and mind, and can avoid pushing too hard or causing injury.
In yoga, there is no goal to accomplish. The focus on the breath helps to cultivate mindfulness and presence, allowing the practitioner to be fully present in the moment and to let go of any distractions. This creates a meditative state that can bring about feelings of peace and calm, and can have a positive impact on overall mental and emotional well-being.
In addition to the mental benefits, yoga also has numerous physical benefits. It can help to improve flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as increase circulation and support heart health. Regular practice can also lead to better posture and alignment.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, the breath-centered approach of Yoga can help you to deepen your practice. This can help us to cultivate a deeper sense of self awareness and self acceptance, and to live our lives more fully and authentically.