Kay Wensley Yoga

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a traditional discipline involving many techniques including body, breath and voice work, diet, meditation, study and reflection. It can be used:

Yoga may mean different things to us at different times in our lives. You might come to yoga for health and fitness. Perhaps for relief for a specific condition. Maybe to use yoga for relaxation or in managing stress. You might want to explore yoga or develop your yoga practice.

Asanas, or yoga postures, can strengthen and tone the body and improve and regulate the physical systems of the body.  The way we apply asana in the practice can be used to calm and relax or energise and re-vitalise.

Breathing techniques are taught to develop awareness and relaxation of the breath, body and mind. The precise use of breath can be used as a powerful tool to influence physical and mental well-being. Pranayama or breathing practice is used to prepare and still the mind for meditation.

I teach yoga that is applied to the individual’s needs and potential, integrating movement, breathing and attention. The teachings respect differences in age, gender, physical and mental health, culture and occupation. Inherent in the teachings is a respect for and value of relationship: between the teacher, the teachings, the student and their practice.

What I think about Yoga

My interest in the holistic nature of yoga continues. How do we connect all the aspects of ourselves and our lives together? How do we relate to ourselves, others and our environment? How can we live our lives in a more ‘joined-up’ way? My yoga teaching provides a strong practice base whilst inviting people to extend their practice into everyday life.

“The mastery of yoga must not be measured simply by the ability to master the techniques of yoga like asana and pranayama, but how it influences our day to day living, how it enhances our relationships and how it promotes clarity and peace of mind.” (TKV Desikachar, 2001)