Wholistic Health and Conscious Evolution through Yoga
Classes, courses and retreats run by Sadhanamurti (Geraldine Duff)
Yoga starts with the experience of the intimate connection between the body, the breath and the mind. The witnessing awareness of this connection naturally develops until the body, mind and emotions can be observed with a sense of detatchment. The question then arises, who am "I"? Who is the observer of all this? Ultimately, the culmination of yoga sadhana (yoga as a spiritual practice) is the transcendence and integration of all dualities in life.. it is a profound shift in perception.
We are energetic beings and the nature of energy is movement. Physical, mental and emotional stress prevent our energy from flowing in it's natural way, the stagnation of energy causes further stress that may manifest as disease at any level of our being. Conversely when these tensions are identified and released through movement, breath awareness and mental relaxation, energy can once again flow freely and be directed towards healing, creativity and conscious evolution - or whatever you consciously choose to manifest in your life!
Yoga is not a matter of striving to achieve or become anything other than who you already are, you are already perfect - yoga provides a set of practices and techniques to help you identify and consciously let go of all and any ideas or beliefs that 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.