How do you help your clients to make the body heals itself?

On the basis of my findings during the intake consultation I make a programme for each individual person using different medicines, like diet, nutrition, ayurveda, mobilisation naturopathy. If possible, I then guide and motivate the person during a workshop or through personal skype sessions to keep implementing the programme.

How do you integrate those different therapies into a programme for the individual in question?

The initial intake consultation helps me to get to know the person as a whole and identify the needs, expectations, lifestyle and requirements of the person and allows me to develop a plan to follow and adapt over time depending on the evolution.

What is yoga as for you?

My yoga guidance regroups physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines originating in India. I base my teachings on deep knowledge and practice of Hatha Yoga ‘Pradeepika’ and the Pathanjali Yoga Sutras. Yoga essentially consists of meditative practices culminating in attaining a state of consciousness free from active thought and aware of its own nature.

How you use yoga as a medicine to rebalance if misalignment in the body, mind, and emotions?

Alignment is a call to action, action that will change your life.

You are a multi-dimensional, energetic being and so much more than just a physical being. I am focusing on some of the main dimensions; the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Many of us have never given any thought to the connection between these three parts of ourselves and our current life circumstances.

There is a communication loop between these aspects of our “selves.”  When these three parts of you are incongruent, your life will feel chaotic, and you will find it difficult to move forward and manifest your dreams. If you want to take charge of the direction of your life, you need to learn how to get them into vibrational alignment.

Not only are you a multi-dimensional being, you are an energetic being.  You and everything else in existence have an energetic vibration.

If you are completely and utterly happy with every part of your life, then you are in alignment…pat yourself or your “selves” on the back!  Through regular practice and discipline you will get there.

Is integrative medicine mainly to treat illnesses or also to improve overall well-being and happiness?

The way I see my practice is to do both, treat illness and correct misalignment, help build resilience and develop healthier lifestyles and prevent diseases and enhance happiness and bliss in the person as much as possible.

Do you think western medicine and eastern philosophies can work together towards holistic practice?

It is my firm belief that Western and Eastern Medicine can work together for the benefit of the persons and that the worlds populations would benefit from the health professionals and for people in general if they make intelligent choices for treatments.

However, there are some fundamental challenges and differences for instance Western Medicine sees the mind and body as two separate entities. Eastern traditions see the mind and body as coming from the same energy source) This is more than a philosophical issue.  In the West, this disconnect between the mind and body has directed the clinical evolution of Western Medicine.

I believe that when someone gets sick, the whole being “feels” it and goes through a “holistic” experience.

Today, many of my western colleagues recognize this “split” as a simplification.   Over the past decade, research has focused on how the mind and body are connected. But this does not translate easily into practice in the west.

Indian philosophy and practice has been built on centuries of integrating body, mind and emotions.

How long one should practice yoga?

In principle you can and possibly should practice some kind of yoga and meditation lifelong. One of the beauties of this practice is also that anyone can do this at any kind of age as long as it is well adapted to the body constitution.

How many times each week should I practice?

Beginners should develop a regular practice in order to get their body used to moving in a new way. In order for this to happen If a new student can’t make it to session with me or a class regularly, you should try to do a little yoga each day.

What is the best time to do yoga?

The traditional view is that yoga should be practiced first thing in the morning, ideally as the sun rises and before breakfast. There are some real advantages to this. It can be the perfect way to start your day and can permeate the energy for the rest of your day. Physically, it can help your body to wake up and release the tension and inertia of sleep. Depending on your choice of practice, it can leave you bouncing with morning energy like a happy person, calm and serene.

How does physical yoga or asanas differ from gymnastics?

At first glance, yoga and gymnastics are not that different from one another. The truth is, yoga is open to all body types and age groups, whereas in gymnastics, you need to have a certain body type and fall into a certain age group in order to excel.

In fact, we practice yoga to increase strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and control, which helps in the focus of the mind.

Yoga is not competitive and is a practice of letting go of the “ego.” It gives us permission to accept our perceived limitations and allows us to accept where we are in any given moment — whether that’s head standing like a boss or surrendering in child’s Pose.
Yoga can also strengthen all the muscles in the body like gymnastics but according to Patanjali’s eight-fold path, Asana (or physical postures) is only one avenue toward the state of enlightenment, Samadhi.
The main distinction between yoga and gymnastics, is that yoga is also a spiritual practice that helps bring us to a higher consciousness rather than being solely a physical discipline.

Book Health Consultation