Sunday, October 23, 2011
love my yoga classes! Practicing yoga along with Jin Shin Jyutsu is a
perfect combination for keeping a sense of balance in my life. In many
of the restorative poses, I can do some simple self-help holds or
mudras at the same time clearing blockages and restoring balance and
well-being. I often suggest yoga to my clients as a support for the
healing work that we do together. The practice of yoga brings with it a
blissful peace in body, mind and spirit.
an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity.
This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health
to self-realization. Yoga means union - the union of body with
consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways
of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill
in the performance of one's actions." ~B.K.S. Iyengar
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."
In his writing, 'The Meaning and Purpose of Yoga',
Bhole Prabhu says that "Yoga defines itself as a science--that is, as a
practical, methodical, and systematic discipline or set of techniques
that have the lofty goal of helping human beings to become aware of
their deepest nature. The goal of seeking to experience this deepest
potential is not part of a religious process, but an experiential
science of self-study. Religions seek to define what we should believe,
while a practical science such as meditation is based on the concrete
experience of those teachers and yogis who have previously used these
techniques to experience the deepest Self. Yoga does not contradict or
interfere with any religion, and may be practiced by everyone, whether
they regard themselves as agnostics or members of a particular faith."
There are many forms of yoga, so I suggest trying several until you find one that works for you. Many
yoga studios have special deals for new students to try out different
classes and instructors. Add yoga to your daily self-care routine and
you will be surprised by a new peace of mind, sense of graceful movement
and ease of breath!
"Blessed are the flexible,
for they shall not be bent out of shape."