Steven Williams 200 hours en-route to 500

 

Welcome to my Vajrasati page.

I find myself here because one of my financial planning clients kindly suggested that, as I found meditation so rewarding, I should try yoga.  By 49 years of age, I had played a lot of sport and still rode a bike for fun, but increasingly I just relied on my gym and golf club memberships to keep fit. 

I thought that yoga was all about doing gentle stretching exercises. However, I was persuaded to try a hot yoga class back in 2011 and I was immediately hooked.  Within a couple of weeks, I had given up my gym membership in favour of hot yoga, which I then practised for about 3 years. 

Since then I have also given up my golf club membership as yoga has taken over.   I have explored various forms of yoga, but have settled on Ashtanga Mysore and Jim’s Vajrasati inspired yoga. Jim’s teaching opened up a lovely outlook and approach to life which motivated me to take on the Vajrasati teacher training course. 

The course has opened up an awareness of the philosophical roots of yoga and has taken my personal practice to a deeper and more conscious level. I have even started to learn Sanskrit.

 When not rolling out my yoga mat, I am a financial life planner. I work with people who want to put in place sound financial foundations which allow them to pursue their life goals. In addition, I also act as investment adviser for Not for Profit organisations.  

 

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Come, Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.' Kalamas, when you yourselves know: 'These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,' enter on and abide in them.

— The Buddha