I wanted to share this video with you.
But first, let me tell you why.
To me, Ashtanga Yoga's a deeply personal practice. On your Yoga mat, you lay out your heart and soul, you surrender to your pain and indulge in your joy, you struggle with your fear and build your faith.
Sometimes it happens to be a mixture of all of it in one single practice and there's so much more beyond your imagination.
This practice paints the practice room, your school, home, office or hotel room, in a very special light, creates a strong energetic space and lingers its magic mellow vibe in silence. Just you with your breath.
This atmosphere's almost impossible to explain.
Your devotion and surrender to you in the practice protected by the principles of Yoga, such as non-violence and non-judgment, hold your space for healing.
The Ashtanga Yoga practice lives through you, your engagement with it.
Over the course of time, it carries the capacity to
accept and feel comfortable in your body
deal with your loneliness
understand your role as a parent
take your painful decisions but the truthful ones ...
minder your sleeping problems
reduce your stress, back pain and
rise your confidence
I could go on and on with the benefits. But I just remembered I was to show you this video :).
So because of this so intimate practice in a vulnerable surrounding, I've rarely taken pictures or videos neither about my personal nor teaching practice. It just doesn't feel right to me.
Until the Brazilian photographer, Rodrigo Ultramari contacted Joana Menano, the owner of Aravinda Yoga Shala. Rodrigo's humility, kindness, and naturality convinced us. So he did his thing. This video produced by him shows the Ashtanga Yoga lunch classes.
Because, my love for Ashtanga Yoga is SO big that the only thing's possible is to share it with you.
Have you seen it? How did it speak to you? Write about your impressions in the comments below here!
But let me tell you, the only way to really understand what Ashtanga Yoga's about is to practice it. We'll get that one thing, that you wanted to tackle for so long. Sleepless? Feeling alone? Not comfortable in your body? What else?
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free call to take your questions and doubts for private sessions or group classes!
Looking forward to you!
With so much love,
P.S.: Before I forget, the Ashtanga Yoga lunch classes are every Tuesday & Thursday 12:45 - 14:15 hrs. In Aravinda Yoga Shala Rua Garrett 80 4°E, where Lisbon's heart beats. You're invited to your first class. It's absolutely FREE.