My style of yoga (asana) has been influenced by many yoga types but I enjoy teaching the classical hatha sequence, starting with sun salutation / warrior flow warm-up. Followed by core activation exercises, and a sequence of postures working to reduce tension and release stress, while building strength and flexibility. I work on stretching, bending and twisting the spine and include inversions in the practice. I also get students to relax between poses to allow the body to absorb and re-energise during class.
I’d like to refer to my style as Hatha Flow. In sanskrit Ha-tha means sun and moon. Hatha Flow therefore means sun and moon flowing in balanced union.
I also facilitate Yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is state of conscious deep sleep, it is a simple yet profound technique that unwinds the nervous system and induces complete physical and mental relaxation with inner awareness. This is a practice to enrich, soothe and nourish one’s everyday experience of life. It provides a space to lie down, listen and find yourself connecting with all that you are and everything that is. You will explore your body and breath, using your senses as a microscope to observe and welcome every aspect of your being, leading the body and mind into a deep state of relaxation. Yoga nidra doesn’t try to fix anything, instead, through deep heartfelt listening and welcoming, allows many problems of the body and mind find harmony and resolution.
Below I demonstrate how to practice the Headstand (sirsasana) correctly. Never kick up into Headstand as you can very easily injure yourself.
After headstand always remain in childs pose for several rounds of breath.