Yoga of the Inner World – Pam Scott

30 years of yoga in my life – most of it working as a primary school teacher – makes it an invaluable tool for dealing with worries, anxieties, and change. Yoga brings me back, gives me the space to check in with my body and my mind, and get perspective on whatever is going on.

Yoga is more than the session and the time you’re on the mat and the physical practice of the postures. The physical practice is only a small part of Yoga journey as a philosophy and way of life that can benefit students in helping them learn about the deeper and wider aspects of the practice. It’s a life long journey.
One of the Ancient Yogic Philosophical texts, ‘The Bhagavad Gita’, that we studied as part of my training says “Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self.’ That outlook is what I hope to support my students in on their path to greater understanding of themselves, and give them the tools and techniques to deal with whatever life brings their way.

I’m influenced by Ashley Turner’s work in using Yoga as a tool to explore your shadow side and how this may hold you back, Kristine Weber of Subtle Yoga for her work on slow mindful Yoga to balance the Nervous system in order to heal from anxiety and trauma, Sarah Lo, who I trained with to obtain my advanced 100 hour certificate in Yin Yoga and for her bodywork in making Yoga accessible to all Skeletal variations and every Body and Judith Hanson Lasater, the Queen of Restorative Yoga.

My ambitions for 2020 are to move more into Restorative Yoga practices to help people dealing with and recovering from long term stress, deep seated trauma and chronic anxiety and pain conditions. The benefits of a slower, more mindful, restorative Yoga practice have been scientifically proven to improve Nervous System Function and resilience, breathing, body awareness and self -regulation. I hope to empower others to take charge of their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through the practices that I’ll be offering.

I’ll also be focussing on one to one private Yoga sessions assisting people in finding postures that help increase mobility and release tension from areas of the body where they may be experiencing pain and stiffness.

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