With Gillian McCollum
The messages the sutras put across are more relevant and understood now than ever before. Yet the modern yoga culture could not be further away from portraying that and rather ironically just adding to anxieties people have about themselves. About their shape, size, fitness, health, abilities or even skin colour. Yet the point of yoga is to be a transformative practice that moves us away from these anxieties towards greater awareness, acceptance, kindness, love, appreciation and self-compassion.
As yoga teachers our role is to primarily facilitate this journey of transformation which is truly for everybody. Everybody can practice yoga in some from. Our role is to make yoga a positive intervention in the lives of our students.
The yoga mat, or chair is a refuse for many, the place where they first learn self-love and self-compassion, where seeds are sown for the transformation to begin.
Listen to my discussion with Gillian McCollum about Body Positive Poga on the chair yoga podcast :