Simon is coming to Europe

I am really looking forward to teaching in Europe  in the next week. See my full schedule here.

How I teach

I can teach very technically to those who are interested, and I will give an example of that below, but I prefer to teach simply, and it is often much better to teach yoga and any posture, movement and breathing exercises, with minimal technical information, as often technical information (and even just too much talking in general) confuses a lot of people and blocks the essence of yoga in their minds and creates unnessesary stress in many.

So my preference is to practically use technical information, such as that I give below but not actually discuss it much or at all, in workshops. Then instead teach in a way that there are minimal words and physical adjustments but students just follow me in a simple and often silent meditative way that allows them to naturally and automatically activate the muscles I am trying to get them to activate while simply focusing on lengthening and relaxing everything else.

For example, one of the things I will be teaching in my courses is being ‘firm but calm’ (‘Sthira Sukham Asanam’ in Sanskrit), and developing strength and joint stability while at the same time enhancing the health of the internal organs and especially the parasympathetic nervous system.

The actual practices of posture, movement and breathing I will teach are very simple to do (and non technical), and can be very meditative and energising.

For those who have a more technical mind please see our online course on the therapeutic applications of posture, movement and breathing – Yoga Therapy

Thanks to Lucia Ondrusova for this photo of me in Parsva san chalanasana, which is an excellent posture to lengthen the psoas muscle from both its proximal and distal attachments.

I look forward to see you soon

namaste and Love

Simon

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