Having had a career in trade and commodity finance and more recently as an estate agent in central London, I currently operate a property search business where I look after the needs of buyers and tenants as opposed to sellers and landlords which has allowed me time to rebalance my own life and to develop my interest in yoga by undertaking teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre London.

When I look back at the first steps to yoga that I took in the early 1990's, I had just joined a health club in the City of London where I was engaged in trade finance and then, one day, for no particular reason, I decided to join a yoga class.  It was some years later when I looked back to those first steps and recalled my yoga teacher saying to me that she thought I had become "still".  It was only later that I realised the significance of what she was saying and that was my mind was quiet in a polite way of course!  Later I understood that the reason why yoga is practised is to reach a state of total relaxation of the mind and body.  I suppose my yoga teacher probably could see that I was coming to class with the baggage of the day with me which probably manifested itself in my yoga practise with unsteady balancing and fidgeting. This insight has made me aware of how our busy lives affect our minds and bodies, making them also busy and the practise I intend to teach will encompass pranayama and meditation in addition to the traditional asanas, providing a comprehensive experience of Hatha Yoga.

Thanks for visiting yogachap.com and I look forward to seeing you in class.

Om Shanti, Neil

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