“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will”.
What is Yoga?
Hatha Yoga consists of non-stenuous physical exercises which take each joint in the body through its full range of motion, strengthening, stretching gently and balancing each part. The practice of these exercises requires a complete focusing on what is being done, so that it is virtually impossible to hurt yourself. The exercises are perfomed in synchronization with regular breathing to provide oxygen to the working muscles. They affect not only joints and muslces,but also organs,glands and other body structures. The exercises also teach you to work within your limits in a non-judgemental way.
The breathing exercises,collectively known as Pranayama, as well as the concentration,meditation and relaxation techniques, are extremely effective in diverting attention from disturbing environmental stimuli and so help you become more focus. This brings a feeling of greater self-control; a feeling that you are less at the mercy of outside influences.
Yoga differs from other types of exercises in that it engages the whole person. Because requires awareness during practice,mind and body work together to create physiological and phychological (body-mind) harmony, which in turn leads to optimum potential for healing. Yoga is not a quick fix but with regular practice of yoga you will improve posture,flexibility and general physical and mental health.
ABOUT ME & MY YOGA JOURNEY
My name is Galina and I am a yoga practitioner, teacher and thai yoga therapist.
Ten years ago I had jumped on the yoga wagon to find some peace of mind. When you are in a dark place, anxious, depressed and you know in your heart there is a salvation, then yoga found me at the right time. Yoga helped me to find peace, joy, happiness, strength and still does. Yoga is an anchor for me during difficult times ,the one who keeps me grounded.
I accomplished my first teacher training in 2017 and since then I teach constantly either online or at Merton Park School (Wimbledon) or at different venues around London.
I teach Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow, Meditation, Children’s yoga, Pregnancy yoga & Yoga Nidra and I offer Outdoor Yoga & Daily Yoga Retreats around London and Surrey.
Yoga Alliance 200 hour teaching diploma at Krishna Yoga, Surbiton
Teacher Training Certificate 300 hours over 2 years at Saraswati Yoga studio Sutton
Thai Yoga massage Practitioner training at Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage London