People often ask me what Restorative Alignment -the yoga method I developed- is about.
A lot of our daily movements happen mechanically. Poor patterns are established through repetitive movement, bad posture, and our emotional states of mind. The body -which has its own inner intelligence- adapts to our postural preferences, letting ill habits establish themselves as the norm.
Restorative Alignment confronts us with our physical and mental limitations. Finding our edge might not be pleasurable -but it provides us with an incredible learning tool. Once we know what areas we need to address within the physical body, we can use Restorative Alignment to bring the body back to its center.
Due to tension, muscles and tissue become hard and nerves get irritated, resulting in general stiffness, immobility and pain. Letting go of tension can be more difficult than using strength. Most of us have learned how 'to do' but haven't learned how to undo and to relax in a natural way. This is a process that is not only physical but also emotional.
Objectively observing discomfort in our bodies requires an emotional commitment encouraged through Restorative Alignment.
With the use of supports and props (literal and metaphorical), we learn to release different obstructions in our spine. In this way we can create a healthy, mobile, and stable backbone. A strong spine has an overwhelmingly positive effect on our entire nervous system -allowing it to be both strong and relaxed.
One of the most important tools that I use in my classes is
. It not only helps to tackle stiffness and discomfort in neck, shoulders, and back, but also promotes good posture.
Currently I am teaching classes, retreats and teacher trainings in Solstice Yoga Center at San Agustinillo Beach, Mexico and as guest teacher at several other locations throughout the world.
I invite you to join me at one of my
Restorative Alignment workshops
If you are interested to know more about my method, or want to schedule a workshop with me at your studio, please contact me.