Yoga is for everyone. You need not be an expert or at the peak of physical fitness to practise the asanas BKS Iyengar
In Sesotho, the word "moea" is often used when describing the spirit or soul. It also happens to be the same word used to describe wind, breath or air. This relationship in the meaning is found throughout humankind.
For example, the English word spirit comes from the Latin "spiritus", meaning "breath", but also "soul, courage and vigour".
In yoga the aim is to bring harmony between the body, mind and spirit. The relationship between breath and life has been identified and expressed in numerous ways. This is captured by Sri T. Krishnamacharya, often referred to as the father of modern yoga, when he says "Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God"
Moea Yoga is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. In the Iyengar method there is a focus on alignment, sequencing and the length of time the pose is held. Amongst the numerous benefits are:
- a healthy mind and body.
- enhanced vitality, energy and endurance.
- increased flexibility, tone of muscles and regulated body weight.
- massaged organs and detoxification of the body.
- stress management.
Comfortable clothes that aren't too baggy. Warm clothing for periods of low activity.
Mats, blocks, foams and belts are provided. Must bring your own blanket. The blanket must be large/thick enough to cover your body, keep you warm and be folded to provide support.
Thursday 18h45 - 20h15
Single class R120
*4 classes R400
* classes must be taken within a period of a month
Please contact me before coming to class and fill in the application form.
Always inform the teacher if you are not feeling well (flu-ish, menstruating, headache… etc). Send an email/arrive a little earlier at the class to discuss. This allows the teacher to structure the class in a way that helps you remedy your problem or at the very least avoids making it any worse.
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Besides drawing from a wide range of Gauteng-based teachers, chief amongst these my own teacher, Gudrun von Wimmerspeg, I have attended courses with various senior teachers:
Corine Biria 2015
Geeta Iyengar, Stephanie Quirk, Jawahar Bangera, Faeq Biria, Birjoo Mehta, Lois Steinberg, Mary Dunn, Dean Learner, John Schumacher, Jackie Nett, Joyce Stuart, David Jacobs.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured BKS Iyengar
Below is a list of articles that I have found of interest. They cover the various aspects of yoga from yoga theory, body related articles to breathing practices. Hope you enjoy them too.
Causes of shaking muscles Menstruation and inversions Pregnancy and yoga Benefits of yoga Backbends and the mind How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body Why turn to the right Yoga practice and the menstrual cycle
Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat BKS Iyengar