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Forrest Yoga Philosophy

Forrest Yoga is an intensely physical and internally focused practice, which has specifically been created to deal with the physical and mental stresses of our modern lifestyle. Working through her own healing, creatrix Ana T. Forrest modified traditional yoga postures and created new ones to help with modern-day ailments like lower and upper back pain, neck and shoulder issues, carpal tunnel syndrome and intestinal disorders.

The practice challenges students to go deep into their bodies and cleanse physical and emotional blockages that dictate and limit their lives. Through Forrest Yoga students get back their physical health and strength and learn how to reconnect with their authentic self, their Spirit.

Physical and emotional blockages stem from energy being stuck in areas of your body due to injury or trauma. They may manifest as pain, tension, numbness or even choking and have the potential to turn into chronic problems or illnesses if not addressed. Forrest Yoga teaches students how to unravel and ease the trauma and how to open, massage and break down the scars so that the trauma or injury can heal.

Forrest Yoga is suitable for all age groups, body types and fitness levels and encourages students to practice mindfully and respond honestly. The practice is founded on the four pillars Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit.

Breath

Forrest Yoga teaches you how to breathe deeply, connect in feeling with your body, use the power of breath to bring aliveness into every cell of your body and ignite your passion for living.

Strength

Forrest Yoga teaches you to connect to your core, to be strong and centred. The intense pose sequences are designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses. The long holds help you progress in the poses and go deeper. Aided by the use of heat, your body is freed from toxins; the deep breathing oxygenates and rejuvenates every cell in your body.

Integrity

Forrest Yoga teaches you to become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you,particularly with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.

Spirit

Forrest Yoga's intent is to create a sense of freedom, a connection to your Spirit and the courage to walk as your Spirit dictates.

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