Balancing the poles

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IMG_5525During July I’ve been blessed to be able to teach some new groups of pupils. Some are regulars at the studio in Anglet where I’ve been teaching since March, Yoga’ttitude 64. And some are the pupils of a local teacher here in Salies, Denise Spencer. I’ve been touched by the willingness of the other teachers to let me cover their classes while they’re on holiday.

The stories and energy of these new pupils have really inspired me. Some are totally new to yoga and some have a well-established practice. All bring their own bodies, minds and personalities to the classes. And this is the beauty of a discipline that at its core is very strict and simple, allowing us teachers to share it without diffusing it. Of course we choose a different sequence of postures and teaching points, our personalities and our backgrounds dictate these. But within the groundwork of the 12 founding postures of Hatha Yoga and the thousands of other asanas there is a core theme: the connection between the earth and the sky; the sun and the moon. Read More →

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