"Even though a bird can fly, it must land on earth." Dalai Lama
Yoga As Therapy
not just an option for anyone wishing to relieve their suffering, it is the only
option known to really work.
The modern science of yoga is the accumulated testimony, evaluation
and corroboration of practitioners. It has been clearly proven that
elements of yoga when practiced in any circumstances produces
positive results in relieving suffering and increasing real
A human being is a structure with a physical body and layers of consciousness
that enable it to function. The body can be referred to as a vehicle - the
vehicle of the soul is a common expression. Body and mind require a certain
level of harmony to function well, but as the body can be examined in its
component parts, so can the mind.
Yoga begins with the body because it is so obvious. The physical exercises known
as asana and pranyama bring body and mind to an equilibrium - a state of
harmony. In this state body and mind begin the process of self repair and the
individual will feel more content or more at peace.
Peace is the foundation to begin the process or journey of self realisation.
Finding peace is only a first step, but that step is a major step towards
relieving our suffering. It is not an end to stress, but it means we no longer
have to suffer from stress. It is not a state of perfect health, but is a
freedom from the anxieties associated with health problems and a platform for
However as we use our bodies, we create imbalances which
weaken the structure. Simply being right handed makes that side of the body
stronger and more responsive. During our day to day lives, we experience excess;
sometimes its over exertion, straining or tearing muscles or over eating. All
these things apply pressure to our body systems and over time, these systems can
break down - or cause us pain.
Life as Decay
Without regular balanced exercise, our bodies slowly deteriorate and as this
process occurs we begin to experience discomfort and restricted movement, or
other problems with digestion, assimilation, reproduction and other body
Yoga teaches that a balanced active life supports not only a pain free and
active life, but a longer and happier life. Yoga exercises tone, balance and
strengthens all the bodies systems and overall metabolism, reducing pain
and suffering enabling a fuller and richer life.
If you are suffering any chronic condition and if you would like to improve your life,
please contact me.
“To live a life of
spontaneity, truth, love and beauty is to live in heaven.
To live a life of
hypocrisy, lies and
compromises, to live according to others, is to live in hell.
To live in freedom
is heaven, and to live in bondage is hell.” Osho