Use yoga to help you to live well in the world
About me: Liz Richardson
I've been practicing yoga since 1991, firstly attending a beginners' course at the Sivananda Ashram in Putney when I lived in London. Since that time I've experienced and practised a wide range of yoga styles and have appreciated what they can all contribute to well-being.
Yoga has helped me physically, emotionally and mentally; providing calm when life was challenging, allowing me to become more aware of my body moment-by-moment, and helping me to recover from knee, wrist and back problems.
Yoga is about this:
Accepting how your body is, not how it was, or you'd like it to be, each time you practise
Listening to your body, your mind and your breath during practice and honouring them
Knowing that yoga isn't a quick fix, and that being slow and mindful is more helpful for your wellbeing than fast and unaware
Annapurna is the yogic name I was given by the Sivananda Ashram. It resonates well with me, and I like the sound of the word very much. It's not the biggest mountain range in the Himalayas, and as with all mountains, most of what exists is not visible. As with yoga.