Blair Hughes, is a natural teacher with over 15 years of experience. He has an innate ability to inspire and empower his students, intuitively guiding them on a journey above and beyond the physical.
His journey into yoga started back in Scotland when he was 18. It was 15 years later before he began teaching and studying with some of the most influential yoga teachers and performance coaches in the world. He is an E-RYT 500hr certified yoga teacher trainer, based out of Singapore, where he shares the teachings of yoga locally and globally.
Blair’s gentle nature, combined with a commanding presence, creates a powerful and potent space to transform and grow.
"The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life."
"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation."
Martin Luther King
"The highest form of maturity is self-inquiry."
Yoga is a method and science of consciousness. Consciousness is the unmanifested potential of the universe. When we remove our issues out of our tissues to align our spine with the great divine, we open ourselves up to the wonders and possibilities of life. Our inner consciousness unites with universal consciousness to bring great meaning and fufillment into our lives, and those that we serve. Asana, pranayama, meditation and contemplation are the tools we will use to transform our habits, beliefs, ancestral patterns and karmic imprints to allow consciousness to become aware of itself.
Asana means seat or posture. Creating good posture through a series of asanas will relief tension within your body, and if not addressed will inevitably lead to chronic pain, which manifests into disease.
When you bring conscious breathing to your asana practice, this connects your body and mind, allowing you to take charge of your unconscious mind - the part of your mind that knows how to breathe you and coordinate all of your physiological systems, which include past and future memories and impressions being stored within your mind body.
When breathing is stable, your mind and emotions automatically become stable. Understanding how to breathe correctly will bring profound health and vitality into your body and mind. Only by bringing stability into your mind, can you truly transform your consciousness.
It is vital to understand the basics of your breathing or you will stay trapped in primal and habitual patterns, deepening the grooves of samskaras “neural pathways in your nervous system". Breath is your most powerful tool for bringing your mind body into homeostasis in preparation for meditation.
Meditation is not something you do; meditation is something that happens to you. Preparing for meditation is a must. Yoga meditation always starts with healing and opening up your body through specific diet and lifestyle principles with integrity and humility.
Meditation teaches you how to think as opposed to what to think. These are two very different states of consciousness. What to think creates limited belief systems that create attachment and entrapment. How to think creates limitless possibility beyond belief towards freedom and sustainability. Learning how to prepare for meditation is your main focus for the ultimate mind body transformation.
When you truly know yourself, you immediately stop having to prove yourself, which leads to huge levels of vibrant energy and focus that would normally be wasted trying to be right or liked - usually driven by ego identification.
As your awareness deepens, you will naturally begin to ask yourself deeper and more meaningful questions that will empower you beyond measure. To truly empower yourself, you must get the learnings from within yourself. We call it inductive learning - asking yourself a question or being asked a question and letting your deeper self give you the answer. When this process happens, you will feel compelled to act and transform in ways you never imagined possible.