6 stages for a successful Yoga practice

Since my arrival in France, this is the first time that a student asks me very cautiously how is my practice in the morning … hahaha! I like the students’ curiosity! To reach self-knowledge, one must be curious definitely!! Here was my answer, I said, to be able to enjoy your whole day after a good revitalizing practice.

For some it may be a little exaggerated, but for me these steps guarantee the full satisfaction of being 100% awake and ready in front of your mat. Some students were a little disappointed because they think they will never get to the point of feeling satisfied with such a crazy routine… Getting to know this reaction, I said: “I do not stop repeating the same thing: One must be wary of his negative mind!”

So, to become an engaged yoga practitioner:

  • Get up at 5am (7am on weekends)
  • Brush your teeth with a vegetable toothpaste and remove the Ama (mucus from your throat).
  • Brush your hair with a wooden comb.
  • Take a shower of cold water for 3 minutes, otherwise rub a wet towel all over your body.
  • Prepare an infusion of your favorite herbs, or lukewarm water with lemon, ginger and turmeric or baking soda (optional).
  • Get into the mat and enjoy !!!

Simple, right? =) Why don’t you try it for 7 days… check out how you feel.. it is all about learning new habits!

What is Yoga Therapy?

Concept of yoga as a therapy in modern medicine &

Introduction to research evidence in academic studies

30 janvier, 18h30- 20h30, Etincelle, 2 Rue d’Austerlitz


In the last decades modern civilization has known yoga for its physical and psychological benefits. Regular and healthy practitioners have proven that yoga techniques (postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation) can improve their physical performance and ameliorate their emotional state.

This is how yoga therapy appears as a way to help those who have a medical condition diagnosed by a physician or to help those who simply know they lack of psychological health.

Understanding the real concept of Yoga Therapy is a must for those who are interested in its prescription and application for common ailments in a private therapeutic practice or in an institutional facility where multidisciplinary work is needed to treat individuals.

In these series of conferences (1 per month), I will explore and discuss the concept of yoga therapy, the areas of application and the importance of its development in modern medicine.


Free entrance – limited number of participants.

Subscribe to the event here (temporary registration): monavillacresyoga@gmail.com


General public, psychologists, physicians, yoga teachers and therapists welcome.

French translators are welcome.


*Picture from YogaU_Online