Many people venture to a yoga class not knowing what type of yoga they are heading to. There are lots of different styles and schools but the heart of every yoga class remains the same; giving the participant the time to switch off and the space to be still.
When I walked into Susan's yoga class on a grim January evening I didn't have a clue that it was Dru. She's since told me that the session was a lot more ethereal than she'd usually plan when there was a newcomer but lucky for me I was a last-minute drop-in. I loved the almost meditative, flowing movements of the energy block release sequence she led us through. Six months later I was on the teacher-training course so I guess things are meant to be.
I've heard people comment that Dru is very gentle as though it's a bad thing. Dru comes from the Sanskrit word dhruva, which refers to the stillness that can be experienced in Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation. Stilling the mind and body for even 10 minutes a day is truly the best thing you can do for yourself.
For some people though it is genuinely a struggle to lie still, which I'll be honest came as a surprise to me when I started teaching - I love lying down doing nothing. However, lying prone for even those 10 minutes goes against our natural instinct to always be active. Let's face it, even when we're sat on the couch, we're not relaxing even though we might think we are - watching TV, online shopping, working on laptops or scrolling through facebook are not the most relaxing activities.
Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.
Here are just a few of the great things about Dru Yoga: