When Paul first came to my class in Clydach Community centre, he struggled his way through the first class. He was stiff, his body damaged from years of physical work and illness. He struggled so much that I assumed he was going to tell me that it wasn’t for him, or simply not return. When I went to speak to him after the class, I was amazed when he told me that, to the contrary, he had felt better than he had done in ages, that for the first time in months, his arms weren’t hurting, and that he would definitely come back the following week.
Over the weeks that followed, Paul’s dedication to his practice, combined with the work of his massage therapist, created powerful healing in Paul’s body. He stood taller, he looked more comfortable in the postures, his breathing was easier, he was better able to relax, and he gained flexibility. Pauls’ transformation rapidly become one of my favourite things about my work. To see his progress reminded me of the incredible power there is in Yoga, and how blessed I am to be able to share this with people who can gain so much from it.
I asked Paul if he would be willing to do a video interview with me to talk about his journey through Yoga. I was delighted when he agreed, and so one day we met over Facebook live, and chatted about the benefits he has had from Yoga.
Watch the interview with me and Paul here
How would you benefit from regular Yoga practice? What part of you needs to heal? It might be your body, like Paul, it might be your mind and spirit, like me. It might be both. Yoga will give you what you need, allowing you to heal the parts of you that need to be healed, and nourish and restore the whole of you.