Judie and Ali encourage you to practice yoga regularly, adapting asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), relaxation (rest), meditation (single-pointed focus) and mantra (chant) techniques to suit your individual needs. They welcome all ages, abilities, faiths and genders to practice Judali Yoga.
They broadly follow in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, who taught many influential yoga teachers including Iyengar, Patabi Jois, Desikachar and Scaravelli, amongst others, who were primarily responsible for popularising yoga in the West. Ali says “We feel closest to Desikachar who encouraged each individual to personalise their yoga practice“.
Judie and Ali have both completed the 500 hour Yoga Scotland Teacher Training Course, covering anatomy, philosophy and hatha yoga practice and they continue their on-going training with a diverse range of tutors. Judie began teaching hatha yoga in 2006, then qualified as an aerial yoga instructor with Aerial Yoga Edinburgh and began teaching Judali Aerial Yoga in 2014. Ali has been teaching hatha yoga since 2004 and co-teaching on the Yoga Scotland Foundation Course since 2011. They both continue to study, learn from, and be inspired by all the individuals they work with, both teachers and students; and they offer their deepest gratitude and respect to all.
Having practiced yoga regularly together for over 25 years, they speak from personal experience when they encourage you to develop your own personalised daily yoga practice, while attending regular weekly yoga classes, and most importantly for best results, sustain both over time because the benefits are enormous!
“Remember that yoga is a practice of observing yourself
Enjoy Judali Yoga
“You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come, to take you back.
Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.
Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.
Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.
Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.”
Om Suryaya Namaha Om and Salutations to the Sun.
Click on the lotus flower image below to download and listen to a free YOGA NIDRA guided relaxation.
Caution: Listening to this download will relax you.
It should not be played in any situation that requires you to be alert, such as driving a vehicle, or operating machinery.
Click below to see a gentle GOOD MORNING SEQUENCE.
A simple series of stretches to start the day, with your awareness focussed on your breath.
Caution: Feet are parallel, knees are slightly bent not locked, spine remains straight. Move gently with the rhythm of your breath.
Repeat 3 – 5 times to begin with. Stop and rest when you need to.
Be good to yourself.
Be kind to yourself.