Nu-FLY Yoga means Nude Flow Yoga, simply being nude in the flow of the postures.
For me, yoga is a journey. Who says journey, says discoveries, secret paths, unexplored land, magic moments, difficult times, awareness, and spiritual evolution. It is an inner journey, a rediscovery of yourself and your real nature, your true self, an adjustment sometimes, a re-connexion with yourself and others, which became, with time, indispensable to my physical and spiritual balance.
As a nomad, a traveller, this inner journey is nourished by encounters and people all along the road, because I believe the most effective learning come from discoveries, sharing and respect.
Being a nomad implies also to feel free, freed from borders, from nationality, from castrating boundaries, finally totally open to each and everyone in our whole world, as one community, one mankind, all unique but all alike.
Among all yoga styles I had the opportunity to practise, Anusara & Jivamukti yoga inspired me most in my personal practice. A spiritual level is necessary during the physical practice, not to stay at the level of a simple fitness exercise. Ayurveda, sister science of yoga, accompanies also my life around yoga…
Profits of yoga are multiple. On a physical level, asanas (postures) participate, among others, in muscular strengthening, slackening of tensions, softening of the body, as well as opening of the subtle channels which allow the prana ( vital energy) to circulate more freely, totally in the body, accompanied by a conscious breath. On a psychic and spiritual level, the practice of yoga improves concentration and calming of the flow of the thoughts, and can bring, with time and a regular practice, a feeling of satisfaction, an inner bliss, and a subtle but very deep transformation.
In Yoga, there is three aspects which I enjoy particularly, and for which I have a profound respect:
– first of all, there is the rigor, the commitment in the practice, where a big importance is granted to meditation and connection between the spirit and the body, and especially, the famous « Universal Principles of Alignments ». They teach us how to align our whole body, for a safe practice, in accordance with our internal pulsation, in a therapeutic, informed and creative experience, in every pose. « Dancing with the breath », we investigate the biomechanics of our body. As much on a physical as an emotional level, this aspect reveals our « patterns » which allows us to choose a more appropriate answer.
– then, there is the place given to every person: in each of us lie our deep nature, our Authentic Essence, or True Self, not separated from the Universal Essence. In this spirit, the practice inspired by Anusara Yoga aims us to reveal our inner beauty and the Divinity already present in each of us. Therefore, every person is respected and honoured with his/her possibilities and limitations, not judged but completely accepted as he/she is. The philosophy that underlies the physical practice comes from the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism Tantra, believing in « the intrinsic kindness and beauty of every being « , and bringing every practitioner to reveal and to cultivate the best of him/herself, already present in him/her.
– finally, a human being, like the universe, is a constant stream of energies always pulsating, joyful and creative. We meet that up as much in the physical as spiritual practice, where rigor rhymes with enthusiasm, self-fulfilment and fun.
For me, practising yoga, any kind of yoga, it is to become aware of what takes place in our body and mind/spirit, but also around us. It is to learn to love ourselves such as we are, and to spread this love. It is a general awareness, not turned to one, but on the contrary, opens to all that surrounds us. It is to find authentic values, and to have respect for every living being on this planet.