What do human beings who function on all levels--body, mind, and spirit--look and feel like? Ask this question of people who include yoga and meditation into their daily lives, and you may find that they have the answer.
A 3,000-year-old tradition, yoga is now regarded in the Western world as a holistic approach to health and wellness. By integrating an individual’s physical, mental, and spiritual components, yoga is recognized as a form of mind-body medicine that improves many aspects of health.
The mind and body are meant to work together. Once individuals find their personal relationship with these aspects of themselves, they begin to form a new appreciation for life. Yoga requires a certain type of attention and presence that helps to heal the brain and soul.
The truest thing that yoga teaches is that everything you need, you already have. Yoga allows you to go deep within yourself and discover your edge, which then allows you to go past that edge. The more times you surpass the point in which you felt you could go no farther, the more confident and empowered you become. You realize that there is no limit to what you can do and who you can be. Yoga allows you to connect to yourself in such an intimate way that you will see many different parts of yourself. Some parts you will want to fix, and some you will honor, cherish, and build upon.
Yoga is very beneficial in treating anxiety and depression. It is also a great form of therapy for mothers. Yoga provides the opportunity to let go of everything--the diapers, the tantrums, the dirty dishes, the laundry, etc… And for that moment in time, you are alone with yourself and your mat. It is in this time and place that you discover everything you need in order to go back into the world and face life with grace and gratitude.
Yoga fosters transformation in every way possible. The movement piece of yoga will help open you to a greater purpose, and the stillness of yoga will help realign your deepest beliefs, so you can be confident with who you are. If you are ready to take this step toward healing, contact me today to schedule an appointment in my Longmont or Boulder, CO, office.
"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul."
~ by Rumi