Yoga has become a great healer for many.
Many people regularly practice Yoga and know that it makes them feel amazing.
Meditation is a benefit which is surrounded by mystery and confusion. We all seek enlightenment, emotional stability and Peace but what exactly is Meditation?
How can I still my mind. Why am I unhappy. Who am I. My heart is broken. I am ill. When will the pain go away.
Im too busy. I have too much racing around my head. I must succeed. I have to get everything done and I am overwhelmed.
Yoga helps you to find peace. It shows you that you are already exactly where you are meant to be.
Peace contains everything. No wanting, needing, worrying, torturing or inflicting.
Peace is still and non reactive.
The mind will run away to the past and the future you can observe it happening, you are the watcher. Do not judge or critisize the mind but watch it whenever you can.
The mind does not want to be in the present moment and will do anything to escape it.
You are not the mind.
Returning your focus to the Now is the pathway to peace.
Observe your need to see and read about pain. Watching the news, reading newspapers and magazines. Filling your mind with other peoples stress. Is any of it necessary. Are you aware that these are hidden stressors?
Listen to the silence which is always there, even when there is noise. Try to keep anchoring yourself in the present moment.
To me this feels like bringing yourself back to life. Waking up from a foggy distraction.
Observe your breathing to quieten the mind playing over and over in your head.
Many books have inspired me over the years and I would like to share a few of them with you
B.K.S Iyengar ...Light on Life
Jon Kabat Zinn ... Full catastophe living
Eckhart Tolle ...The power of now.
The China study ... T.Colin Campbell
We are all learning and life will always present new wonders when you open your eyes.
Yoga is not just physical. We need good spiritual and mental health also.
Yoga is the unison.