Scaravelli inspired Yoga classes with Erling
Scaravelli inspired Yoga feels very natural and intuitive. Human movement is natural, and our yoga practice should support it. Sometimes, in modern postural Yoga, the complete opposite happens. Erling’s approach to teaching encourages you to embody your practice fully. Noticing what you feel as you move in and out of postures.
Scaravelli inspired Yoga is a contemporary yoga style
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga is a modern yoga style. We (humans) are a neurological organism that reacts to its environment, how we have responded has shaped us throughout our lives. As children, we repeat movement patterns that become habituated. As we grow and age, we will develop our own, unique body map.
These movement patterns need practice regularly. If we don’t, we lose mobility. In the modern world, we are not active enough. If your mapped patterns restrict compliant whole-body movements, stiffness in joints and other complications can occur. Well-Structured intelligent Yoga practice provides a framework to address these patterns.
How do you feel?
Focusing on how we feel, the sensations in all our movements, our neurological map is revealed to us. How well we understand our unique map will determine how well we move in yoga postures or asana. Classical Yoga tends to emphasise the asana or pose. However, for many students, this aim creates conflict. Unless they are naturally very flexible to start with, they force themselves to achieve the shape. In my opinion, that’s not the aim or the meaning of Yoga.
Scaravelli inspired Yoga philosophy
In comparison to many other styles and schools of Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga takes a more pragmatic and anatomical approach. Vanda Scaravelli pioneered this way and inspired many yoga teachers to follow her. She thought that gravity played its part and encouraged students to let go and go with it. Scaravelli inspired Yoga is known for encouraging intuitive movement.
The feeling of Yoga
The sense of feeling is essential in Scaravelli yoga, noticing the sensations the central nervous system provide you. Listening provides a framework for how you respond to sensory input. We work the lines of support your skeletal bones offer. Minimising the effort needed to attain the movement, shape or asana means the large external muscles can work less. They can release and relax. As a result, when there is less tension that you find more movement. More fluidity and your spine can move more freely. Freedom has always been the goal in Yoga.
Om Shanti Erling McCracken