is mankind's longest surviving spiritual tradition.
Yoga is not a religion or a
belief system, it is in fact a technology - a guide on how to be fully human
without causing suffering to oneself or others.
The Art of Yoga
Just think; we have this remarkable human body and mind - we do stuff with it
- we experience it - sometimes we suffer it - but we have no real knowledge of our body and how
it works. Our bodies did
not come with a users manual and the worlds best scientists cannot explain
everything about our bodies and they can explain much less about our minds.
We call ourselves
human beings and we know that we are more capable than any other life form of
earth, yet most of the human population suffers and we inflict suffering on
other species. We call our suffering unhappiness or misery and misery
begets misery - the practise of yoga is the way of turning misery and suffering
into happiness and joy.
A life of conscious authenticity trumps one of senseless conformity
Yoga means unity and as individuals follow the path, they move from being
ordinary humans to extraordinary human beings. This does not mean that you will
be able to fly or do any magic, it simply means that you will experience less
suffering and have more joy in your life.
Today yoga is popularly
known for helping tone musculature, aligning the skeleton, improving
fitness & flexibility, calming the mind and cure disease. There is much more
to yoga than jut this, but the physical yoga has resulted in
a resurgence in the practice with growth in yoga schools and retreat centres
The principals of yoga when applied not only help to with physical fitness and
relaxation, the inward looking exercises help one to become more successful in
any endeavour as yoga is about caring for our bodies and minds in such a way
that they become our servants, so yoga is about looking inward and taking
control of our lives.
Yoga with David,
Yoga Teacher Training,
Yoga Therapy and Meditations in Christchurch
The modern science of yoga is the accumulated testimony, evaluation
and corroboration of practitioners. It has been clearly proven that
elements of yoga when practiced in any circumstances produces
With a background in agriculture, martial arts, massage and
naturopathy, David has actively taught yoga since 1978 with formal
qualifications from the IYTA and the Australian School Of Yoga.
As a student of the Lotus Centre in Wellington, David began teaching yoga, massage
and meditation and over the years he has become one of NZ's experts in the field of holistic heath and personal growth.
“To live a life of
spontaneity, truth, love and beauty is to live in heaven. To live a life of
hypocrisy, lies and
compromises, to live according to others, is to live in hell. To live in freedom
is heaven, and to live in bondage is hell.” Osho