Within a regular practice of physical Yoga, dynamic or restorative, the Asanas (Yoga postures) will bring vitality, strength, and flexibility to your body, improve your posture, bring peace to the mind and gradually calm the nervous system. Creating a balance between the physical, the emotional, the mental and the spiritual level. Yoga has been proven to reduce stress and therefore illnesses caused by stress.
More than a physical activity, Yoga is a state of being, a state of mind where the consciousness of the present moment is rising. It is a practice using the awareness of the breath; the awareness of every part of the body in action; and the awareness of the Bandhas (energy locks). It will make your energy circulate and flow, undoing old blockages and eventually leading to a profound inner peace.
The focus on precision in each Asana (according to each one’s own abilities) will lead to a correct alignment. Which will allow avoiding pain and physical problems due to incorrect alignment. Each student following the rhythm of his own breath and the whole Yoga session becomes a free-flowing sequence of movements done with awareness and joy.
Opale is a long term experienced and qualified Yoga and Pilates teacher that teaches one-on-one sessions, as well as group classes, since 2005 and retreats for large groups since 2008 . She provides safe classes for all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners.