This approach known as Viniyoga was devised by Krishnamacharya, who died in 1989 and developed by his son Desikachar who studied with his father from 1960 to 1989.
The main tenets of the approach are that it:
Specialises in adapting yoga to the needs of the individual.
Is suitable for everybody, respecting their individual circumstances, including age, lifestyle, gender and current state of health.
You can expect:
To start practising yoga at a level which suits your ability, taking into account possible limitations.
As you proceed and your confidence grows, your practice of yoga will reflect this evolving process.
Who can benefit?
Everyone can benefit from this way of learning and practising yoga, but you will be even more excited about how this approach can help you if you feel you have limitations which would ordinarily exclude you from other yoga classes.
Postures and Breathing
It is central to this approach that equal importance is given to the breath and body within the posture work of yoga practice.
The benefits of practising in this way are:
- Reduced physical tension
- Improved physical flexibility and strength
- Improved breathing
- Increased emotional wellbeing
- Mental focus and clarity of thinking
You may decide to choose this traditional way of one to one yoga lessons, if you have health conditions or lifestyle limitations which make attendance at a regular class unsuitable.
This option is also favoured by experienced yoga students who wish to deepen their personal practice and study of yoga.
In one-to-one sessions I help you to identify your specific needs and design and guide you in personalized practices for regular home use
Find out more by contacting Mary Ellen on 0863395971.