Welcome to the Canberra Yoga Centre the home of Dru Yoga in Canberra
What is Dru Yoga
When yoga was first introduced into the West early in the 20th century the style and form of yoga recommended the practice of 'sitting still' within each posture by holding it, while at the same time focusing internally rather than externally. This style of yoga was appropriate for that time and helped to cultivate inner strength as well as physical grace and poise.
More than one hundred years have passed since then and our needs are very different. With the rapid rate of technological advancement, we find ourselves constantly bombarded with stimuli, fitting more into every day and living our lives at an ever faster pace. With such a lifestyle, moments for stillness and quiet reflection are very rare. A different form of yoga is now needed to enable us to withdraw ourselves from such 'busyness' and constant pressure. Dru yoga is a style of yoga that leads us to stillness through movement, while at the same time calming the mind and body from its scattered focus.
Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. 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.
Dru Yoga is designed to be practised by people of all age groups, fitness levels and flexibility.
The Name Dru
The name Dru comes from the Sanskrit word “Dhruva”, meaning still and unchanging. Historically, Dhruva is the name given to the North Star, which remains fixed while other stars appear to move around it. When practising Dru Yoga awareness is directed to that place inside ourselves which is still and spacious. This is the place where we are able to retain our inner tranquillity and strength no matter what is happening in our lives.