One meaning of the Sanskrit word yoga is to ”unite”. Body, soul and mind can meet as one in yoga. Furthermore, unity in yoga also implies that we are connected with each other and with the source of everything.
Yoga is characterized by activity and movement, but just as much by rest, relaxation, emotional, reflective and subtle energy work. Through different physical body movements we train strength, stability, flexibility, balance and focus. With breathing exercises we train ourselves to listen within, feel the life force, increase the energy level and affect our body and mind in a positive direction. Even affirmations, visualization, relaxation, mantra and chanting are powerful tools within yoga. Through observation of the mind we are also given a possibility to change emotional and mental patterns. With conscious movement and breath, stillness, presence in the Now and focused attention, transformation and healing can take place.
T. Krishnamacharya, born in 1888, was a pioneer in his work of spreading and vitalizing the yoga when it was about to die out in India at the end of the 1920s. He taught many well-known yoga teachers in India, among others his own son TKV Desikachar, A.G. & Indra Mohan (Svastha yoga), BKS Iyengar (Iyengar yoga) and Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga). Thousands of people from India, but also from other countries studied with him up to his death in 1989. This kind of classical yoga is still relevant for our modern society as the tools and the techniques shall respect and be adapted to every individual’s needs, wishes. abilities, and situation.
balance, health and a more conscious world.
Teachers: Hanna Staaf, Karina Freij & Eva-Marie Henriksson.
2009: Primary yoga teaching certificate, 250 hours, yoga alliance recognized Yoga Limbs in Hong Kong. Teachers: The Hewitt family.