Lucinda is an Anusara Inspired yoga teacher, based in Penryn, near Falmouth. Weekly yoga classes catering for all levels are available locally, as well as pregnancy yoga, weekend retreats and workshops in Cornwall.
Fire in the Belly - A Zest for Life
May 8 2015
The Gaelic festival, Beltane, marking the beginning of summer, is often referred to as 'the fire festival'. Although meditation is often thought of as calm and gentle, we need a certain amount of the fire element in the form of desire or yearning to proceed along the path to awakening.
WHY PRACTICE YOGA?
When you begin to practice yoga regularly, you have taken a very important step towards positive living. Not only does it improve strength and flexibility of the physical body, but we can begin to feel more centred and balanced.
Everyday modern living prevents us from using the body as nature intended. The yoga poses help us to change postural habits of a lifetime which, if ignored, create stress and imbalance. By stretching and strengthening the body, yoga provides an opportunity to regain comfort, innocence and freedom.
Yoga can help to ease physical ailments, by:
- protecting the back and vulnerable joints
- regulating organs and glands
- improving posture
At the same time, practice of yoga increases:
- peace of mind
- inner awareness
As we learn to still the mind, we can begin to know the self, which in turn helps us to both nurture body and soul more effectively and to achieve our innermost desires.