Message from Helena

"A dragonfly symbolises renewal, change, positive energy and the power of life in general.
Dragonflies also represent the sense of self that comes with maturity.
A dragonfly has a short life and so must live life to the full with the short time it has.
May you too find these things through the practice of Healing Yoga."

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What is Healing Yoga?

Healing Yoga comes from the classical tradition of Yoga.  Its teachings are derived from the ancient, self-empowering practices of yoga which utilise a wide range of tools to enhance well-being and to maintain and restore health. It can also be a powerful tool for the journey of personal and spiritual growth.  This approach offers so much more than the purely physically orientated practices now so common in our culture.  Yoga is meant to lead us towards clarity, peace and freedom and to find these things we need to work with all aspects of our being – physical, psychological, emotional and relational.

Who can do Healing Yoga?

Healing Yoga is for everyone, irrespective of age, gender, belief system, cultural background or ability. It offers a gentle and holistic approach and offers a broad range of tools that are tailored by the skill of the teacher to suit the unique needs of each individual student.  One of our main tools is the breath which acts as a bridge between the physical and the deeper aspects of ourselves.

What could you gain from Healing Yoga?

Yoga has gained global acceptance by helping people meet the challenges of our modern daily life with greater equanimity, and improved health and well-being.  Healing Yoga is empowering as you, the student, drive the practice – the teacher simply acts as an experienced guide and provides you with a practice which gives you a map for your journey.

If you want to find any of these things then yoga is for you:

  • relaxation and refreshment after daily activities
  • an enhanced quality of life and an improvement in relationships
  • increased attention and focus in children and adults
  • improvement in personal and professional productivity
  • reduction in stress and stress-related problems
  • increased mental and emotional stability
  • help in alleviating the symptoms of illness
  • help in the recovery from illness
  • maintenance of vitality from youth through old age
  • support through the changes of life
  • support for women’s health issues  including PMS, pregnancy, and menopause
  • a self help approach to managing the special needs of chronic pain, illness
    or disability
  • guidance in the process of self discovery and personal transformation
  • an avenue for spiritual growth

What is the inspiration for Healing Yoga?

Healing Yoga is part of the Krishnamacharya tradition of Yoga.

In the 20th Century Professor T Krishnamacharya revolutionised yoga by bringing it out of its monastic setting and adapting the teachings to make them accessible to people living ordinary lives – people like you and I!
Professor Krishnamacharya was also responsible for opening up yoga to women. He is widely regarded as the “grandfather” of modern yoga and he pioneered yoga as a therapy to assist people with all sorts of health challenges.

His legacy continues under the guidance of his son, TKV Desikachar, who is renowned for making yoga practical enough to help people make intelligent changes in their life appropriate to their life circumstances.  He and his son, Dr Kausthub Desikachar, have set up the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) for the dissemination of these teachings.

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