‘I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star.’ Al II v.6
Dru Yoga is a modern school of yoga with its roots in ancient wisdom. It takes its named from the Sanskrit Dhruva, meaning still and unchanging. Dhruva is the name given to the North Star, which remains a fixed point in the sky whilst all others appear to move around it. When practising Dru yoga, we direct our awareness to that place inside ourselves, called the Dhruvakasha, or Dru point, which is still and spacious. A place we can go to where we can reconnect with our inner strength and tranquillity no matter what is happening around us. It is the Eye of the Hurricane, or the Heart of the Darkness.
This still point is reached through the combination of movement and breath with visualisation and affirmation. In this place of stillness we can become aware of the levels of our being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This awareness allows us to identify, integrate and heal those parts of ourselves that may have been neglected or have become fragmented.
Dru yoga emphasises a soft, gentle approach to the physical movements, performed slowly and sometimes with many repetitions. It may appear to some who are used to a more dynamic form of exercise that the body is not being worked deeply enough. With dedication and experience, you come to realise that you are working on deeper levels, and with awareness it is possible to access levels of strength of both body and mind that you had not previously thought possible.