Wholistic Health and Conscious Evolution through Yoga
Courses and Retreats run by Sadhanamurti (Geraldine Duff)
Yoga usually begins with an experience of the connection between the body and mind. The ability to witness the fluctuations of the body, breath, mind and emotions naturally develops until they can be observed with a sense of detatchment. The question then arises, who am "I"? Who is the observing these fluctuations?
Ultimately, the culmination of yoga sadhana (yoga as a spiritual practice) is a profound and liberating shift in perception that enables the transcendence and integration of the dualities inherent in life.
We are beings of Energy and Consciousness - Shakti and Shiva.
The nature of energy is movement, it wants and needs to flow. Physical, mental and emotional stress prevent energy from flowing in it's natural way and this inner conflict causes further stress that ultimately manifests as disease (dis-ease) at any level of our being. Conversely when these tensions are identified and released through conscious movement, breath awareness and mental relaxation, energy can once again flow freely and be directed towards healing, creativity, spiritual evolution - or whatever your spirit wishes to manifest in your life!
Yoga is not a matter of striving to achieve or become anything; you are already perfect - yoga essentially, is a set of practices and techniques to help you identify and consciously let go of all and any ideas or beliefs that create tension and stand in the way of the freedom to effortlessly and joyously express the real you!
One of the central principles of yoga is to be fully aware and accepting of the present moment as it is without suppressing anything, without the idea of achieving anything, or any expectation of how we think this moment 'should be'. This practice enables us to fully experience all that life has to offer, the joys and the challenges, with equanimity and clarity.
Yoga is non-competitive, it can be practiced by people of every age, ability and physicality. It has no religious component and can be practised alongside any religious beliefs or non beliefs.