This gentle yet deep approach to yoga is more about the process of watching the body unfold through deep attention and through one’s relationship to rest, gravity and breath. The emphasis is not so much on the final posture but the journey into and around the posture, which, with patience and attention, invites the body to show its true intelligence.
This approach invites anyone whatever size, shape and age to work slowly at their own pace allowing them to discover their own path to freedom in their body.
This practice demands one’s attention, like a child wanting to show you something very special, knowing it could be gone in moments like a shooting star of a bubble in the air… just a glimpse of magic… it wakes up the imagination, fuels creativity and the body begins to move in a completely new way… and the concept of beginners mind becomes an integral part of the practice.
WHAT IS YOGA: In an interview given to the Yoga Journal (American edition), Vanda Scaravelli explained what yoga meant for her.
“It is health, it is comprehension, it is creation, and it is above all love. When you are open, love comes in. It is when you are defensive and fearful that you close the doors. When you are open, you can communicate with the person that is near you, with nature, with the world, and you become one with everything that surrounds you”.