Can babies also benefit from yoga? How?
Oh yes babies too can benefit from a Yoga practice! From 2 months baby can come to class with his mom. The postnatal yoga classes I teach courses for mom & baby where baby also practices yoga using her mom. Lying on the back to start or held tenderly in the arms of mom, then on the belly and later sitting. These are very gentle movements that are practiced to allow them to sleep longer, to better digest, to offset the time spent in a car seat, cozy, etc. Thanks to these gentle movements and songs, baby moves gently, with gentle stretches to help awaken the world. I use, as for adults, categories of postures that bring each of the specific benefits.
You also propose a form of Yoga Therapy, what is this and for what purpose?
Yogatherapy is actually the heart of my teaching. As S.T.Krishnamacharya said « It’s not the person who has to adapt to yoga, but yoga that needs to be adjusted to each person. » Yogatherapy offers each person to find autonomy (it is the process of empowerment of people) through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga in order to progress towards an improvement of their health and of his well being.
Can yoga heal people?
If regaining self-confidence and gaining better mental health is important or essential, then yoga can be treated. Asanas are not prescriptions or medication, being a yoga teacher does not mean being a doctor, even if some are. It is a basic aid that is increasingly recommended by doctors. It is a compliment that allows talking. The practice can also help to relieve the certain body ailments, accompany or be complementary to treatments. More and more health professionals are recommending the yoga practice to their patient. It is a practice, it is not stopped.
This is done alone or is it always necessary?
The yogatherapy practice can be done alone at home, this is the goal by implementing exercises given by the teacher that we see in a particular appointment regularly. But if you prefer, you can also practice Yoga Therapy in groups … You are a mother of three children how you manage to juggle your work/center, your role as a mother and your personal practice? Like all moms I imagine … I organize myself to find my balance and my children, I think studying and practicing yoga helps me to stay connected with myself. Yoga helps me to unify all aspects of my being, being the daughter of my mother, a woman, a mother, a friend, a teacher … The yoga practice allows me to be balanced and to be present in the world.
What are your projects for 2016 and more!?
Ouh la, vast program for 2016, I have many projects that come with some changes too! In 2016, I have plans to organize yoga trips for women in India, to create an Yoga Anatomy module for yoga training, to publish a children’s yoga book, to continue to develop my professional training and even more. many things.
When you are traveling and what are the things you consistently bring with you?
I will not be able to leave without a book, a notebook, pencils and pens, my essential oils, my mat yoga and a half-moon trip!
What will be your words of wisdom or inspiration for all those who seek to do good in their daily lives?
« There is a place in me where I live alone. This is where the sources that never dry up are renewed ». Pearl Buck
Can you give some titles of books that have inspired your way?
Paramahansa Yogananda’s Yogi Autobiography From Here to Nirvana: Anne Cushman’s The Yoga Journal to Spiritual India Holy Cow: Sarah McDonald’s An Indian Adventure The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by Donna Farhi’s TKV Desikachar Bringing Yoga to Life Sensing feeling and action by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Relax & Renew by Judith Lasater Just kids by Patti Smith
If you can choose a person with whom to have a snack, who will it be and why?
Take a snack with Indra Devi, so that she tells me about her adventures and her meeting with Krishnamacharya…