This week and for this second episode of Finishing the year well, we are going to meet Faustine Cressot, yoga teacher and director of the teacher training school. Check out all his tips!
"Faustine, can you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Faustine and I am 29 years old. Former real estate agent, I now dedicate my life to yoga. Professor, manager of the YUJ studios and director of the YUJ Teacher Trainings training school, I also sometimes push the song!
Can you tell us what are your two favorite postures and why?
First, the big bridge, chakrasana, for the space this pose gives me in my rib cage, for the feeling of freedom it gives me. It is also a posture that has many benefits. This posture is both a posture of vitality and lightness and both a posture of strength and endurance. It softens the spine, unblocks the shoulders, hips, pelvis, and soothes the nervous system.
My second favorite pose is actually my least favorite. Trikonasana, the triangle pose. This posture continues again and again to challenge me in my practice and in my eyes it is important to continue to challenge yourself in yoga. Of course, it is a posture that also does a lot of good for the body, and in particular for the spine (improves its tone and flexibility).
Can you give us some of your tips for ending the year well?
As soon as you wake up, I advise you to prepare a little lukewarm hot water with lemon, turmeric, ginger, and a tiny bit of chilli and drink this preparation on an empty stomach. For the body, it's magic! I am also of the opinion of slowing down the pace of physical exercise a little, to preserve the energy that we generally have in smaller quantities in winter: save yourself money! For that, yoga is perfect. This allows you to stay active, take care of your body while maintaining and even gaining energy.
My last piece of advice, and perhaps the most important, is to share as much as possible and without judgment during this festive period. Take a moment to remember all the good things that happened this year, and feel gratitude.
Which YUJ pieces do you like to wear the most?
I'm in love with the Omm sweatshirt : first because it's so comfortable and soft, and then because green and red are my colors! I do everything with passion. I also really like the Leored set, for the same reason, red is also the color of my astrological sign: Taurus.
When can we find you at YUJ YOGA STUDIO?
I am at the YUJ Alma studio on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings at the YUJ Louvre studio at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Fridays at 5 p.m. at the YUJ Wagram studio. I'll see you there with great pleasure to fill up with positive energy!"
Practice with Faustine by reserving your mat HERE . Happy holidays and see you soon for a new meeting and lots of new advice!
The YUJ Team