What is Yoga? How can it help me ?
Hello My Yoga Healers! I am so excited that you have taken this opportunity to learn more about yoga! This is not a get healed quick tutorial or practice. Nor, am I here to “fix” you. Most of you are here, because you have some sort of injury. That was most definitely my number one reason for looking into yoga. Your injuries could range from a simple labrum tear, knee issues, digestive issues, back pain, back surgery, shoulder, neck pain, ankle pain, whatever your reason, it is my hope that as you start becoming more mindful, it will begin the process of improving your state of being and minimize any pain you came here to liberate.
Everything happens for us, so we can grow and become better versions of ourselves. Yes, even the terrible events in our lives. If you allow these events to actually help you grow, they will challenge you in ways that you didn’t know or have any idea that “YOGA” could. This New Experience will help you create your own healing practice. I will help you create a starting point that will open up new and amazing aspects of yourself in order to overcome the issues that have brought you to me. My hope for you is that you discover the same amazing benefits that I experienced in creating my healing practice.
Most of you have tried traditional Western Medicine to be truly disappointed. Maybe you had multiple surgeries, taken more pain meds than you want to admit too, had PT, had OT, and years have just past you by and you are still dealing with the same or new issues have a risen. I know it’s a struggle to not get answers that you are looking for. I am going to tell you about my experiences and what worked for me in hopes of it bringing some relief into your life.
First off, I really want to give a brief explanation of what YOGA truly is! I want to change people’s minds and preconceived ideas that YOGA is only for people who can touch their toes, do back bends, a size zero, and amazingly physically fit. This could not be further from the truth. Anybody and I mean anybody, can do yoga. The problem with all these yoga studios is they teach yoga like it is just an exercise to get skinny. Well, surprise it’s not.
YOGA is so much more than that. Yoga was developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word Yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. Yes, 5000 years old. It is a practice that when fully immersed will help you cultivate your Mind, Body, and Spirit. Here is a definition of YOGA: Yoga, is Sanskrit for "yoking" or "union", is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India, aimed at controlling and stilling the mind, and recognizing the detached 'witness-consciousness' as untouched by the activities of the mind and mundane suffering.,
Now if you want to dive deeper into the history of yoga, please do so, because it is truly amazing.
HOW IS YOGA GOING TO HELP ME?
As I mentioned above this is not a quick fix, one time, and you are better. It will take time, it will depend on injures, age, nutrition, mental state, etc. This is an all-encompassing program. There are many moving parts and it won’t just be one thing that will help you improve the stage of healing you are in. IF you read my first blog, “Beginning of my Journey,” I go into great detail on how I got to this point. It will help you understand my passion for YOGA and how much I believe it can help you through your injuries and much more.
Ok, Trish get on with it, right? =)
So, let’s get down to it. Yoga is going to help you heal, by teaching you how to connect your breath through movement. Through each movement and breath connection you will learn to feel your body, it’s aches, pains, stiffness, immobility, sadness, anger, happiness, joy, love, hopelessness, etc.. And once you develop the breath to body connection you will never want to stop. It will help you release anything that doesn’t serve you.
I know what you are saying, “there is no way that YOGA, can do this?” Or by this point, you might even think I have lost my marbles. Haha. =) But, no seriously, learning to connect your breath to movement has the potential to help you release everything that doesn’t serve you anymore. All you need is an open heart and an open mind, to learn a few techniques that will leave you asking for more. It will be life changing, because you will ask yourself, why didn’t I do this sooner? That is what I truly asked myself.
There are 5 Key Principles that I feel are very important for your journey.
Number 1: Have an Open Mind. You want to give yourself the opportunity to really connect with yourself.
Number 2: You want to meet your body were it is at today. Not yesterday and not tomorrow. Today.
Number 3: Don’t force yourself into any of the poses or movement.
Number 4: Your body opens up when it’s ready. Trust me on this. It truly does.
Number 5: Slow and controlled with every movement. Even if you do 2 movements in 15 minutes, that is ok.
Disclaimer, before you embark in any new exercises, Consult your Doctor, before starting any practice. Unfortunately, many people get hurt doing yoga, because they want to do what everyone else is doing. Do, not worry about anyone else. Worry about yourself and start where your body is telling you to start.
For example, IF all you can do is some chair poses, then that is where you start. Don’t beat yourself up, just start. Which is actually the hardest thing to do.
I am going to teach you that Yoga is for everyone. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what your injuries are, whether you can touch your toes or do back bends. That shouldn’t be your goal. Your goal is to actually get out of pain and learn to manage it without taking medications.
What the next lessons will teach you!
1: Where do I start
2: What exercises do I do
3: Should I go to a studio or do it at home
5: Tissue work, re-education
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE CLASS?
Yes you can. We can do in person or virtual. First lesson is always free, so I can learn about you to see if I can provide what you are looking for. We will do an assessment of where you are currently at, to help guide me in the direction that will benefit you the most.
I will be uploading videos soon here and on YouTube.
CAN I ACCESS YOUR ONLINE CLASSES AT ANY TIME?
Once I create my classes, you will have unlimited access to them. They will be free indefinitely.
WHICH OF YOUR CLASSES IS BEST SUITED FOR ME?
All my classes are truly beginner classes. I may have one or 2 poses in each class that might appear to be very difficult to some , but I will always go over modifications.