Julie has developed a style of yoga, based on Hatha with a Shivananda influence, which she calls Stressless Yoga. The idea is that you accept the ability of your body right now and dont get stressed about what you can or cant DO! This doesnt mean that you dont try to improve your postures, but you dont beat yourself up about what you cant do, but focus more on what you CAN DO.
The word Yoga means Union – the bringing together of the mind and the body.
Hatha means the union of the Sun and the Moon – the male and female elements – thereby balancing the body. Stressless Yoga incorporates breathing into the asanas and the breath is the link between the mind and body. By paying attention to the breath during posture work one can develop an awareness of our spiritual nature.
Julie encourages this of her students by spending time in relaxation and meditation at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. She is also interested in Mantra yoga. Through the practice of Hatha Yoga, bodies will become stronger and more flexible and the ever turning mind will learn to still and be calm.
Julie’s spiritual name is Shraddha, meaning ‘faith within yourself’ and she has made a Stressless Yoga CD which can be purchased soon.