In the 21st Century Yoga has blossomed into a broad and varied approach that deals with the human condition. It tends to incorporate aspects of the physical, the emotional/psychological and the philosophical. Different branches of yoga will emphasise one or more of these aspects; drawing students to sometimes very physical practices, sometimes very theoretical/philosophical practices and sometimes to psychological practices.
My interest comes from a loosely humanist perspective firmly rooted in the here and now, and my view has shifted over the years from a largely physical view of yoga to a view that encompasses the complex relationship between things, and the way perception influences everything. What do we make of the impressions that come in through our senses, and how do we respond to those impressions? These are the questions that seem important and keep yoga live and ever interesting.
Tuesday Morning: 10.30 – 12.00 am cost £10-00 an intermediate class for students with some experience.
Thursday Morning 9.30 – 11.30 am cost £14-00 a more advanced class for students who have a regular practice
Thursday evening 19.30 – 21.00 cost £10-00 a drop in class for everyone.
This book has been very much a work in progress and some of my ideas evolved in the writing of the book, most notably a change from a more structural way of seeing the body to a functional perspective. Structure and anatomy can only get us so far in our understanding of how we embody ourselves.