WHAT IS YOGA AND HOW CAN IT TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE?
The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning “to yolk” or “to unite”. But what is it that we are trying to unite?
Our whole being consists of many layers – the body, our Vital energy, our emotions, our intelligence, our spiritual consciousness, our soul. Often, we are not aware of what is going on in all of these layers, they are disconnected – our unconscious mind that carries so many karmic conditionings is driving many of our choices in life – weather they are good or bad.
Often, we are not in sync with our own soul – our body functions – or dysfunctions – because of this alignment with our true self.
Yoga aims to bring us back into alignment with our true self. It tries to purify us from all of these unconscious conditionings and limiting believes, of our old karmic seeds that are obstacles to living a truly happy and authentic life.
Yoga refers to the union between body, mind and our innermost self. The union between us, and the whole universe.
If we can bring harmony and balance into all of our layers of being, we can optimise the functioning of our bodies and minds and align ourselves with the natural flow of the universe, thus bringing ease and abundance into our lives.
Through Yoga practice, we can achieve a state of equilibrium by re-setting our energy centres, nervous and circulatory system, musculoskeletal system and bring peace and wellbeing to our mind.
Of course there is a lot more to Yoga than the physical practice on the mat – but here is where most of us begin.
It all starts with some simple postures and breath-work. But in the end, it will transform your life.