Ainhoa Molina

My personal story is full of rationality. For a long time I have taken very mental decisions and my college career (law) did nothing to diminish my sense of “logically”. That excess of rationality took me to live in my head, and since I was never a good athlete, for a long time the relationship with my own body went unnoticed, this being the immediate effect that I perceived when I started practicing the asanas of Hatha Yoga: body began to exist for me.

Currently and after a period of practice, yoga has become a way of being in the world, not only physically, but above all, mental and philosophical. As a PhD student in anthropology, I dedicate many hours to reading and explaining human relationships; something that – in relationship to yoga – invites me to reflect on the existence of the human being in a broad sense, that is, also in its spiritual state. In short, I understand yoga as a form of existence.

In the classes I teach, I seek to raise awareness about breathing and movement in order to take the student, little by little, towards a state of observation that, over time, will offer them a form of self-knowledge.

Why Yoga?

Because through yoga I learn to feel and to live less in my head; practicing a less rational observation and opening space to observe the emotions. The self-practice and the silence quietly brings me peace, patience and a unique space for contemplation that is gradually extended to other areas of my daily life.

 

Ingredients for a perfect day:

Waking up to a new day full of hope, healthy food, a good book and not having to run.

 

Teaching is…

a continuous learning…

 

What would you like your students to take home with them?

First of all I would like to help you to understand yourself in physically, emotionally and mentally way. Over time I would like them to get a state of mental calmness

 

Your mantra of the moment:

“Yoga is not what you do, but something that we become and what you really are” – quote from “Yoga Tradition” (Feuerstein, G., 2003: 13)