Josh ignored advice from his mum to stop jumping on his knees in his Power Ranger outfits and to stop doing knee slides across village hall floors covered in spilt lemonade at friend’s parties.
Instead, he continued to abuse his body with college rugby and intense rowing at university, followed by some even more intense endurance challenges then after.
The first challenge Josh took on gave him a Guinness World Record for Rowing a boat non-stop around the United Kingdom!
After realising what his body and mind were capable of doing he decided to tackle a 500-mile Triathlon running barefoot up and down the three highest peaks and swimming across the three largest lakes in the UK.
His final challenge took place in Finland, where he completed the World’s Longest Cross-Country Skiing Race (after only one 30-minute lesson in learning how to XC-Ski!).
No wonder then did his body finally protest against him, Josh probably should have stopped at the knee slides!
As a result Yoga came into Josh’s life through means of rehabilitation.
Always fascinated by what the body and mind could achieve together yoga was actually a perfect substitute and soon became a huge part of his life.
Josh soon found out that yoga was harder then any rowing race or triathlon he had ever done before, but immediately saw the amazing benefits it could have.
3 years into his yoga journey, Josh is a qualified Teacher.
Josh trained for two years attending classes 2-3 times a week before selecting a specific teacher abroad to study with to complete his 200 Hour Teacher Training.
Before teaching yoga he was a rowing coach, personal trainer and sports massage therapist.
Yoga is different he explains, this is what he has to say about it…
“Yoga is not just a physical practice, yet it has amazing benefits in strengthening, opening and aligning the body, helping with overall functional fitness and, some of you will be pleased to here, toning the body. But yoga is way more than that. It helps align your body with your mind and connects you to your breath. When you start to see the mental benefits of yoga you soon begin to see how much the mind and body are connected. Yoga is a fantastic way of reducing mental stress and thus helps with anxiety, trauma and other mental and physical fatigue. Once you start to pay attention to your body and to your thoughts you’ll start to understand your connection to yourself, your health and you’ll start to open up to the world around you. Before I say too much, the good thing about yoga is you can take it as deep as you like but no matter where you take it yoga will only benefit and better you. I therefore recommend yoga to everyone!”