"Our waters filled with emotions let us turn inward to observe our inner motions."
Bodywork & Yoga Therapy
"Revive, Restore, Heal & Energize"
Due to the failure of Western remedies to restore my childhood ailments, traumas and injuries, I wanted to be able to cure and heal myself and so became interested in alternative healing and remedies.
It was mainly the work of the ancient Siddha Healers of the East who used manipulation techniques combined with natural medicine (ayurveda) and yoga therapy that restored my structure.
After becoming a certified Pilates and Yoga therapist, I started studying and applying various healing practices.
Yoga derives from the Sanskrit root verb √Yuj. (युज्), which means to unite, unify ... ot that which leads to spiritual union. The spiritual union between Shiva Shakti, masculine & feminine. the 8 limbs of Yoga are not limited to the physical exercises know as Yoga Asanas:
Yama - moral disciplines, vows and restrains: ahimsa (kindness), satya, (truthfulness), asteya (nonstealing), brahmacharya (moderation), aparigraha (generosity)
Niyama - personal observerances: santosha (contentment), saucha (purify of heart, mind, body), tapas (austerities), svadyaya(self-enquiry/study), ishvarapranidhana (surrender to God, oneself)
Asanas [seat/posture "exercises"] are intended to prepare the body for longer spiritual practices, and work on acupuncture points, nourishing and balancing all various systems of the body (nervous system, hormones & mental health, ect.)
Prāṇāyāma [breath control] activates our vital energies, leading to meditation or silence
Pratyahara [sense withdrawal], learning to control our mind not to follow our senses. Like a male animal running behind the tail of its lady.
Dharana [focussed concentration] The practice of controlled breathing and bodywork leads to focus on one subject.
Dhyana [meditation], "medi" [medical, medicine, ect ...] that which heals. In meditation we turn our attention to being present, there is no more past, means that what has happened does no longer exist.
Samadhi [pure, eternal bliss], to be liberated from all worldly desires
As 9th I added Bhakti or "devotion" through prayers, worship and devotional acts, and Divine chants we learn to surrender.
Pilates formally called "The Art of Contrology" was originated by Joseph Pilates in early 1900. His exercise program focuses on the biomechanics of our body developed from his own knowledge in yoga, martial arts, and gymnastics.
Teaching people to move consciously with the breath, in control to strengthen, stabilize and center our bodies and to create physical balance and thus healthy bodies. He worked with precise postural alignments and emphasized anatomically correct positions.
My specialization covers:
Pre & Post-operative work (knees, hip, lower back and spine)
Reinforcement of the stabilizing muscles
Using nature as a tool for healing
The Pātañjalayogaśāstra's date to be about 400 CE and are collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. It includes 195 sutras, chanted and are widely known as a study subject for any practicioner.
Above Joseph Pilates at work in his studio "The Art of Contrology" in New York City.
Praṇayama, Sacred Sounds & Meditation
“The essence of silence is sound energy in motion.
Breath in the vital forces of life."
"Praṇa-yama", Praṇa in Sanskrit means "vital life force", "Yama" means "restrained or death". By restraining or controlling our breathing, we increase our concentration and thus our awareness. As we elevate the Praṇa, the subtle vibrations, our sound-body or soul we begin to perfect our concentration and so increase our awareness.
Eventually all of this breathwork leads to transcending our spirit into silent meditation. The breath ceases automatically (restrained) and becomes hardly present, in this very moment, the healing process takes place. In a deep state of meditation, we become silent observes and are just being present in the here and now, without thoughts.
The same effect can be achieved through chanting as in chanting we also work with the breath. Only now also sound also takes place influencing our own sound body. Vedic Mantras in Sanskrit language, an ancient sacred language so carefully designed it touches upon our 108 chakras (energy circles), are releasing subtle frequencies.
These subtle sound vibrations working on our inner system soothe our mind and body. They are creating positive vibrations to us our environment. All leading to a meditative state bringing peace, harmony, and bliss within.
Vedic Mantras - Poetric Verses from the 4 Holy Vedas
Bija Mantras - A short mantra, used for japa (recitations) with a mala (beads). Often a disciple of given a personal mantra to work with.
Kirtan - Call and response of short mantras chanted in group circles often accompanied with harmonium or other instruments.
Banjan - Devotional songs, prayers in Sanskrit or Hindi
"The wisdom lies beneath our feet, touch the earth and feel her heartbeat. When she feels our gentle touch it makes her blush."
My teachings come from the silent whisper of our planet, the calls of the birds, and the animal world. Our Earth has a magnificent impact on our lives, our Mother, how I like to call her, follows each one of our footsteps to ensure we are fine. A simple touch with the Earth can perform miracles we're not even aware of but they are there.
Let's walk together, bath in her waters pure and connect with the deepest of her soul. Root like a three and grow with me as a barefooted wise soul.
In the Atharva Veda there is a hymn recitated first thing in the morning upon placing our feet upon the Earth, the mantra goes as followed:
समुद्रवसने देवि पर्वतस्तन मंडिते।
विष्णुपत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्श क्षमस्व में।।
Samudra vasane devi, parvata-stana-maṇḑite |
viṣṇu-patni namastubhyaṃ, pāda-sparśaṃ kṣamasva me ||
"Earth, in which lie the sea, the river, and other waters, in which food and cornfields have come to be, in which lives all that breathes and that moves, may she confer on us the finest of her yield. Earth, in which the waters, common to all, moving on all sides, flow unfailingly, day and night, may she pour on us milk in many streams, and endow us with luster." (From the Atharva Veda - Hymn to the Earth - Bhumi-Sukta)