How I started my yoga journey?
My initial phase of the yogic journey was an academic inquiry in the UK whilst completing MA in Dance Cultures. The bodily evolution in all dimensions was my intention and I translated it later by teaching movement around the world.
How to stay active and consistent?
‘Active’ is a refreshing and motivating word for me at the minute. For instance an active mind could create narratives and an overly active body maybe injuries.
In my experience, every body needs a discipline. It could be a strong dynamic physical method or a relaxing mindfulness exercise. Whatever the body has resistance towards - that’s your go to discipline. The alchemy to change form or gain better performance in the body lies in the everyday movement awareness. I strongly believe in conditioning the body through improving proprioceptive and interoceptive skills. So yes consistency is key.
Personally my consistency lies through training my muscles in many disciplines like Classical Ballet, various contemporary dance techniques, Muay Thai, Capoeira and of course Yoga. However even with these tools sometimes consistency is hard because over the years I noticed the key for my body personally was to create stillness at intervals for recovery. I lacked rest and it caused many times for my body to collapse. So last couple of months I have been consistent with my meditation practice and yin - breaking a pattern of only training the muscle and not engaging enough in stillness breath work.
Consistency is working best when the improvement is seen in joint mobility, good alignment, your energy levels for day to day activities and intelligent involvement with sensory receptors.