King has been teaching yoga since 2006. Having first trained
with Karuna Yoga (Iyengar Inspired) 500 hr and Sivananda
Yoga 200 hr, she went onto further her study with various
style of yoga; Ashthanga, vinyasa flow, therapeutic yoga,
Ana Forrest Advance training and Advance Restorative Yoga
trainer. She has received the highest certification (senior
teacher) with Yoga Alliance UK. She is grateful to all
her teachers, with honour and humility to be on this special
King truly believes yoga has the power to transform,
to heal the body and to calm and rest the mind. Using
yoga as a tool to cultivate a deep sense of calm and
stillness, to bring balance and ease in the body, both
physically and mentally, which enable one to become
more aware and awake to live harmoniously. Everyone
can benefit from yoga, active, dynamic, with the compliment
of passive and restorative form.
King teaches from the heart. Her teaching style is based
on her various style of training together with her dedicated
personal practice, a continuous on- going learning and
exploring in all aspect of yoga. She encourage students
to use breath, mindfulness, alignment to sense through
the body and mind to reconnect, to understand, to appreciate
and to work with the bodys own limitations and
abilities, building strength, stability and flexibility
to gain confidence and ease. She is passionate about
promoting health, vitality and wellbeing through yoga,
with particular interest in the therapeutic application
of yoga through the deep, interoceptive senses of both
active and passive practice.
classes are well-sequenced and aim to work the whole
body. She teaches with patience, care and attention,
encouraging and yet compassion to each individual needs
King is an experienced massage therapist, (Thai Yoga
Massage, Myofascial Release Therapy), together enabling
her to understand, respect and appreciate more about
how, through injury, trauma, poor postures or mental
emotion, each and every individual has their own unique
postural holding pattern, how by deepening the sense
of awareness to tract, to improve and to restore balance
helps to improve the body and mind but even more so
to promote self-observations, self awareness to establish
wholeness with life.
a moment of stillness and breathe in the divinity of
Eight Limbs of Yoga
by the ancient sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, the
eight limbs of yoga are a progressive series of disciplines
which gives us an understanding of the deeper meaning,
purposes and directions of yoga.
eight limbs of yoga are:
Yamas: Moral and ethical restraints (sutras 2.30) There
are five principles of Yamas:
Ahimsa (non-violence, non-harming), refrain from
violent thoughts, feelings, words and actions, to
be kind and treat all things with care and compassion.
Refrain from forcing in practice, do no harm to
ones self or to others.
Satya: Non-lying be truthful and honest with oneself
Asetya: Non-stealing, find contentment with what
we have and trust that we have enough.
Brahmacharya: conserve and use the physical energy
Aparigraha: Non-greed, non-attachment, even to
what already is ones own.
2. Niyamas: Individual disciplines (sutras 2.32) There
are five principle of Niyamas:
Saucha: Cleanliness, internal and external. Good
hygiene. Avoid excessive use of stimulants, over
loading the body with food. Eating clean and sattvic
Santosha: Contentment, satisfied with without
being attached to feelings and objects. The present
Tapas: in Sanskrit means heat. Where there is
heat, there is also energy. Tapas can also be
translated as self-discipline/effort, finding
the right balance of wise effort with contentment,
practice with intelligence and discrimination.
Svadhyaya: Study of ones self. Self-observation,
self-introspection and self-awareness, body, mind
intellect and ego.
Isvara Pranidhana: Surrender to God. Surrender
your ego thoughts, ego behaviour and attitudes.
Live with full awareness and understanding. Develop
trust and faith and devotion.
Asana: posture or Seat. Posture to keep a steady seat.
The ability to hold a posture with steadiness and ease.
(Sutras 2.46 Sthira sukham asanam)
Pranayama: Extension or expansion of vital energy or
life force. Prana means life force, ayama means extension
or expansion, with yama, it means restrain or control
of the life force.
Pratyahara: Withdrawal the senses of desires from external
world, to draw the senses inward to move on to more
Dharana: Concentration. Paying attention through intense
concentration, keeps the mind from wandering, to internalize
Dhyana: Meditaion. Through the concentration, one can
achieve a state of unbroken concentration or absorption
where there are no distractions at all. In meditation,
the mind and body becomes one with the object of focus.
Samdhi: Liberation, non-duality, wholeness and free
King King's article 'What is Yoga?' in the October 2012 issue
Cheam Belmont & Ewell Your Neighbourhood Directory
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