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Yoga literally means “union.” The practice, which began in India and is a few thousand years old, was developed to enable the practitioner to achieve optimum health – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Yoga is a process of self-discovery and awareness. Each pose is approached as an exploration. Now, doctors and psychologists are studying yoga as an important part of treatment for ailments, including high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, and psychological disorders. It is a unique system for anyone, at any age and fitness level. Hatha yoga is the branch of yoga that works on the physical aspects of health by releasing tension and opening joints through yoga postures called asanas. This is done in conjunction with correct breathing, which sends energy throughout your entire body and calms the nervous system. Breath, mind, and body are all one in hatha yoga. The essence of yoga is found in the quality of attention given to your practice and to yourself, not necessarily the ability to do complicated postures. Yoga will enhance your capacity to relax and to live life to the fullest.
All of our modern stretches came from variations of yoga. In yoga, you involve your mind, body, spirit and breath. You stay longer in each pose and do the pose in a very mindful way. Most postures within the yoga system are, at the same time, therapeutic physically, emotionally and psychologically. Stretch classes are just stretch classes.
The black and white symbolizes balance and harmony between two extremes unable to exist without each other – day and night, male and female, sun and moon. Never too much, never too little. The logo symbolizes action, movement, moving forward, peace of mind and protection against negativity. The red symbolizes fire, energy, and life. It is the bridge between the black and white, creating harmony between the two extremes.
Zen of Movement is a system of movements and philosophy to develop awareness in understanding the relationship between the mind, body and spirit for personal and spiritual growth in sports, fitness, body movements and in our daily lives. It’s a unique system of mindful exercises that keep you in the present moment and bring you balance and health in the 21st century.
Absolutely. I have had great success with all of my tapes. If you are ready to make a change and listen faithfully to the tape for a few weeks, you too can make any change you want to make.
Call our toll free number, 1-619-437-6840, or email us and we will contact you and set up a time for a phone consultation.
How is the Alignmat™ different from a regular yoga mat?
We hold retreats and workshops throughout the U.S. and Europe per clients request or on our own. I conduct yoga retreats in Maui a few times a year. Many clients will organize private or semi private retreats with me in Southern California. I also do many workshops and classes at home in Coronado, Ca. when I am not traveling.
You can see a list of all retreats and workshops that I do by clicking here.
Most yoga clothing is made of cotton which is the most comfortable and healthiest for your skin. You want your clothing to be loose and comfortable and designed for maximum freedom of movement. Read my chapter on the importance of clothing in our practice in my new book Wake Up to Life.
I work closely with my client on all levels – mind/body/spirit – which cannot be separate. I involve the client to take full responsibility for any change they want to make. I guide them but they are the ones that walk the path.
Life itself is an evolution. Evolution in health represents the fact that in life we are always changing and improving our way of thinking on every level – nutrition, health, exercise, state of mind, etc. – to enhance our lives, to find optimal health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. My goal is to stay in the cutting edge of providing tools that anyone can use to bring that individual to their highest potential as a human being.