Hi! My name is Marcio and, like you, I'm a yoga lover!
My story is like many others. Though I was practising yoga irregularly for some time at gyms, it was five years ago that I took it seriously and started my daily practice. Best decision ever!
I started having lower back problems because of my job as a therapist. Even though I thought I was quite strong - I was doing weight lifting for 2.5 hours a day (!!) - I discovered that I was just concentrating on the big muscles (Type II) and neglecting the most important which are our endurance muscles (Type I) - the ones who have to work all the time to keep you up and moving smoothly.
I was tight on my back - I was tight everywhere. (!!) - and was living the false satisfaction of having big arms, chest and legs. I was spending my time stuffing myself with food until I was about to throw up just to get bigger. I was pressuring myself to be the size of a gorilla, fitter just for vanity and to feel accepted, compensating for the fact that I've always been the shortest and skinniest kid in my school class!
With perseverance and time, yoga did its wonders, and I barely noticed it! Immediately I stopped having physical problems. I also stopped pursuing the big muscles fanatism. I lost a bit of weight, felt more energised, felt less pressure and generally felt better and more in control of myself.
I loved yoga so much that I started going to classes twice a day! And, like many other teachers, I enrolled in my first course because I wanted to learn more about yoga and to be able to pass all the good it did for me.
After my first course, I felt yet that I wanted to enrol in another teacher training. Yoga is so vast, and there was so much more to learn than just how to do the perfect pose and a name.
My second course was a revelation. I found out that this ancient wisdom is all about - what we today call, psychology, sociology, astronomy, history, physical education, mindfulness, and more; yoga has it all is a nice simple educational package anyone can use.
Yoga is all about the mind. It makes sense! My brain processes everything, each move, each pose, each emotion, each breath. My mind needs to be up for what life throws at it. Overload of sensory information, social pressure, personal expectations, stress with work, family, having to make time for all my friends, eat well, do exercise, buy this, same money for that, more, more, more!
They say yoga calms the mind... and breath!...
I understood why I was not feeling the need to have big muscles anymore. I realised that my life and my decision depend on me alone and that I have the ultimate choice.
And so do you.
Relationships, family, friends, etc. They come and go.
You are the most important person in your life. Work on being able to keep cool and then you will be able to reach for all your loved ones and society in general with more strength and determination.
Learn the teachings of yoga. Learn that yoga is more than just doing the splits. Learn about yourself. Learn not to be dependent on anyone.
If you want to talk about yoga and how yoga can help, please reach to me at any time.
Marcio has a:
- Bmus Honour Voice by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama;
- 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training
- 200 Hours Sanatan Yoga Teacher Training
- (finishing) 500 Hours Advance Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Therapy
- Level 4 VTCT in Beauty & Aesthetics (final competitor of 2016 Male Therapist of the year: www.menwax.co.uk (including:)
1. Facials & Electric facial therapy
2. Manicure & Pedicure
3. Waxing & Male intimate Waxing
4. Laser (hair removal, tatto removal, skin rejuvenation, others)
5. Electrolysis hair removal (finishing)
7. Holistic Massage (swedish, hot stones, lynphatic drainage, indian head massage, aromatherapy)
- Level 3 Sports Therapist (finishing his Level 4)
- Level 2 Gym instructor
- Level 3 Personal Training (uncomplete)
- Cultural Policy and Management by the City University (uncomplete)
1. Managing Organisations
2. Managing People
3. Auditing and Finance
4. Audiences and Marketing