“Now, the teachings of yoga. —Yoga Sutra 1.1”
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
What does Yoga mean to me?
Yoga is my life philosophy.
In one of the sutras Patanjali says: ‘Yoga must be known through Yoga. Yoga grows through Yoga. He who is attentive toward Yoga long delights in Yoga. (III.6)’. This has reinforced my believe and experience that just by practising everything will come, by practicing on the mat and outside the mat. Trying to bring my practice outside my mat, to my daily activities is what is transforming me. I feel more awake, my senses are much more subtle and I find myself more capable of keeping a calm and steady mind even when facing stressful situations. The miracle about Yoga is that it does not matter what you think Yoga is about or your reasons for showing up in a Yoga class, you just have to practice, that simple and that's all, just practice and the miracle of Yoga will happen and transform you. As the great SHRI K. PATTABHI JOIS used to say, 'Practice, practice, practice and all is coming'.
Come to one of my yoga classes in Glasgow to experience this transformative technique. I offer Hatha Yoga for beginners and intermediate practitioners. We will work on asana, meditation and pranayama techniques to improve your wellbeing.
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world"
Why to practice Yoga?
Talking from my own experience, Yoga is about awakening, an understanding that the practice of yoga is not just the physical part, that there is the possibility to bring this practice to the rest of your day in an active and conscious way. The good news is that this will just happen as you keep showing up in a Yoga class and keep practicing. A sense of curiosity will awaken in you, a curiosity to know more, to understand more, to discover more, to practice more. A sense of taking responsibility for everything you do will also be very present. The feeling of being more aware and more awake will also grow. Deep inside a feeling of steadiness, a feeling of calm, a feeling of balance, a feeling of being at home.