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Most people at some point experience accidents or the ravages of stress, and has minor or major health concerns. It is a condition of living.
Yoga is not a panacea, even though it can sometimes substitute for medicines and or surgery.
Yoga has two particular strengths:
- Yoga works on the body through the body itself. Therefore it is directly in contact with nature without any intermediary. What is direct is uniquely powerful.
- Secondly, Yoga gives a positive outlook and therefore imbues the mind with optimism and positive energy.
A fundamental tenet of its philosophy is that “future pain is to be avoided”(YS 2.16)
The practice of Yoga can certainly help to achieve this.
It is said that a person is healthy when:
- the dosas are in equilibrium
- when the digestive fire is also in equilibrium
- when the body tissues and wastes are in the right amount and performing their functions properly;
- and when the soul ,mind and senses are contented.
Over the years I have taught people with a variety of conditions from neck, shoulder and back problems, including sciatica, to people with more severe conditions eg.people with multiple sclerosis, insomnia, ankylosing spondylitis, Parkinson’s disease, digestive disorders and brain tumours.
Within each class there are usually people with some kind of condition.
I myself was unfortunate enough to have an accident in November 2014 when I fell and dislocated my elbow.
My experience of having such a severe injury has taught me a great deal and I have learnt a lot from having such an injury.
I first had physiotherapy at hospital but it became apparent to the physiotherapist that I knew more of what to do with my injury than they did.
They were amazed at how quickly I began to straighten my arm, and to get movement back in my fingers and where my shoulder girdle had dropped, this is now back in place.
This I achieved through consistent practice.
Through a consistent programme it is possible to heal oneself.
Through the practice of Yoga it is possible to take responsibility for one’s own health issues.
Yoga can bring about improvement in physical health and mobility even when there is debility as a result of illness, injury or faulty digestion.
Whether young, or very old, sick or feeble, through persistence the diligent achieve success in all Yogas.
I am registered on the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) part of the British Council for Yoga Therapy.
I am fully qualified in teaching remedial yoga. I have studied under the tutelage of the Iyengar family, Stephanie Quirke and Mira Mehta.