My ambition is to create an open space encouraging what I think of as ‘conscious movement’. I’ve had this phrase in my head for a while now because I don’t want to limit what may go on in this space. Anything with intention!
So I welcome the likes of yoga, dancing, meditation, music, circus skills, tai chi, martial arts and whatever other beautiful movement another teacher may want to bring to the table. I’m open to ideas and want to facilitate as many others who want to be involved to flourish in whatever movement they want to share.
The amethyst stone has always had a special place in my heart.
And I hope The Amethyst Cave, conscious movement centre will have a special place for anyone’s hearts who wish to join me in this welcoming space.
I have always found my calm and focus through taking the time to meditate, and have always been interested in every aspect of an ideal spiritual lifestyle; karma, yoga, nutritional health, introverted and extroverted philosophy, reincarnation, enlightenment etc. but my main love in this is yoga.
I fell head over heels with yoga a few years ago when I realised that it wasn’t just an optional, gentle sport that’s brilliant for your physical body and calming for your mind; and I believe that’s due to the fact that when you start to develop your own practice and breathe into your own poses you start to feel the undeniable authenticity and the historic roots of traditional yoga. Prana means life-force, energy, or breath. Breath is life. And the main aspect of yoga is to grasp the fact that all you need is breath. Learning to enjoy and move through my breath is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
The Start of the Journey
I went to Goa, India to further my knowledge and practice of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, and become qualified as an instructor. Everything made sense. The holes in my practice and the question of why I was even carrying out certain parts of my practice were answered. Being at the core of where Yoga and Meditation roots from is an experience like no other and I urge to anyone who’s ever had a wishful wanderlust, a philosophical question, or an indescribable spiritual shiver run through their body to take a visit when you can to Mother India, the source.
I started to think about what meditation means. Does it mean sitting with your legs crossed in silence for four hours? Does it mean seeing ‘God’ or becoming ‘enlightened?’ And if so, when do you know you’re meditating?
I looked it up: “Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realise some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content”
So from that, there is no specified position or place or person one has to be to meditate?
I talked to and I noticed other people. In India there is plenty of meditation going on. One can find monks who are devoted to having no material links to this world of mayas (delusions) and spend their time wandering around sacred ashrams in the Himalayan Mountains acting selflessly and meditating in lotus position for days at a time. One can find fishers who sit with absolute stillness until sunset waiting solely for their perfect catch. One can find dancers who close their eyes and lose themselves in a trance-like rhythm of life and forget time itself.
I believe everyone meditates in their own way, and it is part of our human happiness and our obligation to our own self-worth to find our meditation and therefore find our power.