Welcome to Yoga With Alison
What Can Yoga Do For You?
YOGA IS THE SCIENCE OF LIFE. It is thousands of years old, and with regular practice, yoga can bring YOU back into balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
No matter what issue you are dealing with in your life, yoga can help you manage it.
If you are experiencing ill-health - whether mental, physical, emotional or spiritual, and you're serious about taking responsibility for your own well-being and healing, then regular yoga practice can make a very real difference in your life.
Yoga works best in combination with the right diet and the right lifestyle and if you are already working with a health professional do talk to them about adding yoga to your health routine.
In 1980 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis which was a huge 'wake-up' call for me!
Having spent time working in newspaper advertising and enjoying the hustle and bustle of a busy life I was almost overnight unable to work or function 'normally' in any way. The fear associated with the illness led me to suffer from Agoraphobia which further limited me and put huge barriers up in every direction. I began to practice a little yoga at home from a book, but had no formal knowledge from a class situation. Later I found a 'disabled class' to attend. I found during the time in class that I was able to do more than I thought I could!
I was later to find out through my yoga training the huge part the mind plays in the physical health of the body and knew that this was, for me, the way back to better health.
My interest and growing knowledge of the subject of yoga - how to use the power of the breath to overcome the anxiety attacks and how to release the flow of energy through the body to overcome the tension and blockages was my road to recovery.
Stress is a huge factor in physical health issues. Quietening the mind and letting go of reaction to all other thoughts, agendas and issues helps the stress of everyday life melt away. In yoga we learn to work WITH the body and not against it - creating a practice that promotes and maintains wellness.
I began my yoga training in 1994 at the Yoga for health Foundation. After gaining the General Training Scheme qualification I then went on to attain the Remedial Training Certificate. I now teach near Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.