Yoga Is More About The Flexibility Of Your Mind Than The Flexibility Of Your Muscles
Technically speaking, yoga is a scientific system that’s 2,000 – 5,000 years old (depending on who you ask) meaning to join, unite, or yolk. Hatha yoga, which is the primary type of yoga I teach, is about balance. Ha means sun and tha means moon. It’s a practice that helps us witness opposing forces and bring them together. For example, it helps to bring balance between strength and flexibility of the body as well as the masculine and feminine energy in all of us. It asks us to exert effort while also bringing ease into each pose.
There is an 8 limb yoga system that was created by a wise sage named Patanjali. The 8 limbs are basically a guide for living a meaningful, healthy life. Hatha yoga focuses on 3 of the 8 limbs of yoga: postures (asana), breath work (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana). When practiced on a consistent basis, these techniques can bring transformation to your life both on and off the mat.
Here’s How I Describe Yoga
It’s a system that helps us find ourselves. It uniteseverything – the body, mind, and spirit – breath and movement – individuals with all living things. It’s a way to receive what we need and release what no longer serves us. It’s a way to build strength, flexibility (of the mind and body), courage, self-acceptance, love, and intuition. It’s a way to face and overcome vulnerability, doubt, fear, and the ego. It’s adaptable to serve all people. It’s a ticket to aging with vitality.
Here’s My Yoga Bio
Becky Litwicki, 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher, fell in love with yoga after years of intense basketball and CrossFit workouts. Contrary to her limited beliefs, she learned yoga is far more than stretching and being “zenned out”; instead it can be a playful way to live in the present moment. Her years of yoga have helped her realize the immense potential of being human and to be more open-hearted, patient, and in tune with her authentic self. Her teaching focuses on alignment and mind/body awareness to empower her students to move and breathe in a way that serves them best on and off the mat. Read more about me here.
Looking For A Yoga Teacher?
I primarily work with clients 1-on-1 or in small group settings in St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia IL. If you’d like to work together, please let me know using the form below. I’d love to discuss a custom class or series for you or a group you’re part of.
I hesitated to take a public yoga class for years – years! To this day, I’m not sure what stopped me but the difference between the yoga I had doing at home on my own and the yoga I experienced while working closely with a well-trained teacher was not even comparable. Allow me to share yoga with you in a way that’s tailored to you and your goals.
Each session will be 60 minutes long and in your home (unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon). The greatest adjustments I can offer during a yoga class are verbal cues to help you shift into proper alignment but hands-on adjustments can also be greatly beneficial so I do offer these during private sessions (if you’d like).
Prior to our initial session, I’d love to get to know you. Please click here to tell me about yourself and I’ll contact you to schedule time for us to chat before we schedule our time on the mat together.