Get to Know Camyoga Member, Nigel Rouse

Each month we get to know a Camyoga member, teacher, or staff member, so you can be more familiar with the faces you see in the studio. This month we get to know...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Nigel Rouse

Age: 45, hard to believe but true

Occupation: Logistics Manager

What brought you to yoga?

After years of playing sport my body was starting to show the signs or wear and tear so originally I started yoga to stretch out tired limbs and to try and fix the broken bits

What do you do when you are not doing yoga?

I’m a keen sports fan now watching the sports I used to play plus I enjoy exotic activity based holidays trekking in the mountains or exploring other cultures

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?

Probably Half Bound Lotus Standing Forward Bend (Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana) it’s a pose I used to struggle with but now after lots of practice I can do most days I need to

What is your least favorite yoga pose and why?

Currently its Forearm balance (Pincha Mayurasana) I appear to be built from a different set of parts than those required to do it successfully now obviously a longer term project!!

What is one quality you have taken off the mat and incorporated into your daily life?

I started yoga from a physical perspective but over time it’s become more a mental thing so I find that I’m more relaxed generally so the general stresses of life don’t get to me as much as they used to

An interesting fact about Nigel that you may not know is…

Cheryl Sayers one of my previous yoga teachers convinced me back in 2004  to climb Kilimanjaro with her for charity between the team  we raised £23k for Addenbrooke’s