Yoga has become an integral part of my life.
Yoga is from Sanskrit yoga, union, joining;
1. A Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility.
2. A system of exercises practiced as part of this discipline to promote control of the body and mind.
Since 2011, I have been following various workshops on a regular basis at Yoga Moves in Utrecht. Yoga Moves invites internationally acclaimed yoga masters to the Netherlands and these classes are accessible, inter-active and affordable; generally leaving me with a fuller awareness of my body, spirit and mind. In short, yoga increases my capacity.
I believe in the unity of yoga and in combining its practice with many aspects of my personal and professional life, including teaching, training communication & sports.
These combinations support my efforts overall and sustain these.
By incorporating simple breathing techniques, exercising various body stances such as active sitting and short meditations prior to and/or during learning sessions, participants feel less prohibited and less anxious. In short, this approach is intended to serve as a support and stimulates the learners ‘confidence. This approach is especially useful for learners who experience exam fear or fear of failing.
Moreover, during career coaching sessions, I have started to integrate (chair) yoga as well as short meditations. This approach has proven successful; by uniting postures, breathing exercises and meditations the acquisition of learning more about one self is highly effective because it filters everything that is obsolete. Research has also shown, that meditation heightens the ability to tap into existing knowledge (Shapiro et al. 2011)