Yoga, often introduced by its literal meaning to "unite" or "yoke" does the practice little justice as an introduction.
Yoga represents to me the unification of many different aspects:
Art (postures or asana)
Philosophy (ancient scripture)
Science (quantum physics, physiology and of course, anatomy)
I attempt to synchronise all three aspects in class to provide my students with a balanced and well rounded experience; using both quotes from spiritual scripture and knowledge of the physical body.
Photography by Elad Itzkin yoga.itzkin.com
When practiced, the mind hasn't capacity for much else and unbeknownst to the student, a moving meditation is observed.
Vinyasa means breath synchronised with movement
My technique transforms on a:
1. Cellular level (by enhancing both flexibility and strength of muscles)
2. Energetic level (by conscious intention setting and focus)
3. Unconscious level (by addressing and transcending fears, boundaries and limitations set by both ourselves, and others)
".. helping to ground.. see my life with a little clearer perspective .. which is incredibly liberating.. It’s also teaching me to conquer fear.." Brondesbury Park.
"..The spiritual side is my favourite, the way she drops those little gems of wisdom that get you thinking, searching inside yourself and opening your mind.." Muswell Hill
".. When she assisted me further into the posture I felt a transmission of positive energy within me.. her class has become a purpose in my life"