My yoga journey

 

I was first introduced to yoga, as many people probably are, through physical/exercise classes. I had done some self-practice with a book I had been given as a present and found a few classes to attend. I began attending more frequent classes when I moved near a gym which had a good teacher whose classes I really enjoyed. At this time I was predominantly practicing hatha yoga as this was all I knew.

It was during this time that I was rushed to hospital with chest pains and diagnosed with myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) I was kept in hospital for a week and put on blood pressure medication to reduce the swelling. After this happened I kept away from excercise to try to “rest” my heart as much as I could to help it get better. Luckily my heart recovered without any lasting damage but it took me a lot longer to deal with it mentally and I didn’t return to yoga (or any exercise) for quite some time.

Eventually I went back to yoga nearly 2 years ago. I did a lot of self-practice following classes on YouTube from teachers like Cat Meffan and Annie Clark. After some time I developed better self-practice in the vinyasa flow style but something was missing and I went back to yoga classes. I found Helen Faliveno at You Are Here Studio through Instagram and started attending her classes as she finished her yoga teacher training. The structure of a class, the hands-on adjustments and ability to get deeper into postures were just what was missing. I began attending the same class each week along with my self-practice. I found myself becoming more involved in other aspects of yoga with meditation becoming a regular practice.

It was at this time I left my job and went travelling for a bit. I went to different classes in different countries with lots of different teachers and yoga became a big part of my life. My physical yoga practice is now almost daily with a mix of self-practice (most days), online videos (once or twice a week) and classes (2-3 times a week).

I decided in my break between finishing travelling and starting university I would do yoga teacher training to further my knowledge and own yoga practice. I would also be able to teach alongside studying to become a nutritionist.

My yoga teacher training with YogaLondon was more than I ever imagined it would be. I learnt so much but also found there is so much more to learn. Although I may now be a yoga teacher I will forever be a yoga student! Yoga is a huge part of my life and has helped me find a more healthy and content life. I am so glad I am able to share this with others and hopefully help others to find the magic that is yoga!

3 thoughts on “My yoga journey

  1. Very beautiful post! Check our Adriene on YouTube, she’s an amazing teacher. Would like to know more about your yttc’s experience

    1. csyoganutrition 13/11/2017 — 15:57

      Adriene is awesome. Such a wonderful, authentic yoga teacher! Check out my yoga teacher training blog for more info on my training!

  2. Very true, when we do the training, we come to know there is so much to learn more about Yoga. There is much more than the Physical aspects

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