Yoga on Bute
“Movement is medicine.’
I believe that Yoga is for everyone.
When someone says to me, “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible enough.” I want to take them by the hand, lead them to the mat and say, “Yes, you can!”
Yoga is so much more than a form of exercise. Yes, the physical bodywork helps to strengthen, re-align, heal and improve mobility and flexibility.
However, it is the use of Breath work, Meditation and Relaxation combined with this physical practice that is the key as to why Yoga is so awesome.
The meaning of the word YOGA is Union. When I teach my clients, I am working to help them find and create balance in both their body and mind.
It doesn’t matter if you can’t get down onto a mat. It doesn’t matter if you can’t see your toes let alone touch them!
It doesn’t matter where you are starting from, I want to help you find a way to practise Yoga that feels right for you.
The practice of yoga can be life changing let me show you how.
Why the Hummingbird?
I chose the image of a hummingbird because of their beauty, symbolism and the mythology attached to this magical, miniature being.
In Native American cultures, hummingbirds have long been portrayed as healers, light bringers, and helpers from Spirit who carry luck, joy, and love to those they encounter.
The way the hummingbird hovers is symbolic in and of itself because they move their wings in a figure eight pattern a symbol for infinity.
In this, the hummingbird has a special way of teaching us to move beyond time, to heal what has happened in the past, and to fully centre our presence and awareness in the moment that is now. Their physical lightness is also a beautiful reminder for us too to lighten up!
If we let ourselves release the weight of doubt, fear, and worry… Like the hummingbird, our spirits can begin to hover and soar as we follow our path of joy.
And for me that perfectly describes the practise of yoga.