Why practise yoga?
Yog is an ancient practise. It encompasses physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana). The definition of 'yog' is union; that is union of the body and spirit. Through regular practise one can gain many benefits. The main one being a sense of calm, peace and oneness with oneself. It can offer mental clarity, vitalised energy and an infectious sense of positivity and happiness.
I first learned yog in India. My first cousin taught me whilst I was spending a year living there. He learned yoga from his grandfather and like that it was passed down to me. I often witnessed my mausi (aunty) and nana (grandfather) practising yoga regularly too. After returning to London, my practise was sporadic but as I am a dancer, I would incorporate yog into my post dancing practise. Then I became affiliated with Chi Kri yoga in Harrow and later on Twisted yoga in Barnet. After marriage I completed my two year 200hour yoga teaching diploma with Friends of Yoga (FRYOG). My tutor Jannette Moy was an incredible mentor and I learned a lot from her. For FRYOG I am now a voluntary Area Officer which means I am responsible for organising Yoga Teacher CPD days in the local area (please get in touch if you are interested). I recently completed Shri Ramdev's Patanjali Level 1 teacher training which has placed me in good stead to share the benefits of yoga.