Using the 5 well-known sense organs – eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue – we are able to perceive the world exterior to ourselves. This is called exteroception and humans tend to understand this process well. However we also have pathways to our brains that enable us to sense processes occurring inside our bodies. This not so well known human ability is called interoception. Interoception is the ability to sense our internal physiological processes. The problem is that although all humans have the hardware to support this ability, many of us don’t know how to use it.
Research shows that poor interoceptive awareness is linked to body dissatisfaction disorders, eating disorders including overeating and emotional irregularities.
Fusing classical hatha yoga with the neurophysiology of interoception, Interoceptive Yoga enables you to improve your interoceptive ability. Good interoceptive awareness nurtures a healthier body and mind along with a greater sense of wellbeing.
Developed by Dr Nitasha Buldeo who is passionate about optimising human performance. She evaluates ancient practices as well as modern therapeutic modalities using biometrics, objective and subjective measures. Interoceptive Yoga or I-YOGA is based on her research findings.
Dr Nitasha Buldeo is an Integrated Medical Practitioner, Entrepreneur, Scientist and Yogi. She created I-Yoga & Organic Apoteke and is Director of the Centre for Exceptional Human Performance. She researches human potential and delivers programs that encourage you to live exceptionally. Nitasha believes that every one of us is striving to be the best we can. Her passion is bringing you programs that enable you to unlock your personal genius.
Nitasha’s yoga training began in childhood and she has been trekking into the Himalayan peaks to meet her teachers and to teach for over 25 years. Her wisdom on traditional yoga and meditation practices is immense. Her personal practice is one of dedication, perseverance and humility.
She is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and leads Yoga training and retreats globally.