In the practice of yoga you have a golden opportunity to build a respectful and sublime relationship with patience"
About 6 years ago, while I was training capoeira, I came across this sentence and the practice of yoga. I don’t think I really ever understood the message until my last training in India with Yogi Ashokanda to become a PKY Teacher.
In my busy life I always wanted to achieve results in the quickest possible way so that I didn’t need to put any effort or any real practice. The concept of patience started to find shape when I realised that through yoga I wanted to help others to find a sense of letting go so that they can feel comfortable to move their bodies consciously through life.
Movement has always been part of my life. I trained as a dancer and I have done theatre but what has moved me the most was Music! As a singer breathing became crucial. This has been the reason why from studying music at university I went on questioning: “ What if… I studied breathing through yoga so that I could initiate any movement, any note, any speech, any drawing?”
There is a metaphor that speaks loud to me: Yoga is like music; the Body is the instrument, the Mind is the musician, your Breath is the tone. And you play music, you learn music, you listen to music to sooth your soul, to sooth the collective soul.
The outcome has been a sense of peace and joy!
I am qualified to teach Yoga to children and I am about to complete my 390 hour Teacher Training with Triyoga London but I like to believe that my self-awareness is expanding thanks to the PKY practice. I like the idea of always being a student of practice and patience and I am deeply grateful for the the wisdom my teacher has shared, shares and will keep sharing with me.
I want to do the same and my hope is that you step off the mat feeling balanced and taking yoga in your everyday life.