Yoga might be what you need…

Yoga is a journey, one that connects us to the inner core of our being. The techniques allow us to unite the body, mind and soul by releasing our earthly worries and becoming at one with our positive spirits.

Spending time being at one with yourself is often hard because of our hectic daily lives but it is essential for a healthy mind.

It offers so much more than just an alternative option for exercise. Here are a fews reasons why you might need Yoga in your life…

Do you worry about your future?
Practising yoga is a sure-fire way to forget your worries and stay in the moment. All your attention is directed at the poses and your breathing, so you don’t have time to worry about what you’ll be doing tomorrow or in the future. It allows you to be in spiritually safe place, wherein you don’t have to worry about what has happened or is about to happen. Through yoga, it becomes clear why living in the moment is the only way to ensure a happy future.

Do you find it hard to concentrate?
If you find yourself starting 10 things at once and not finishing any of them, yoga will make interpret time in a different way. Time is seen as a limitless entity during a session, preventing us from feeling restricted about how long we have left or when a deadline needs to be met. Meditation gives an individual the opportunity to concentrate on a subject without any distractions.

Is it hard for you to sleep at night?
If you’ve had enough of tossing and turning all night, yoga could be the solution. It helps to calm your mind and body, preparing you for a good night’s sleep. A peaceful slumber can be achieved through the use of simple mental exercises to relax the body and the mind and visualisations to evoke information stored in the subconscious mind.

Do you feel alone?
Yoga is a discipline that can strengthen your awareness of divine nature and help you to tune in to your psychic abilities and the world around you. When committing to yoga practice on a regular basis, yogis seek to experience and become aware of the spirit, or the energy, within and without. We’re not talking about ghostly spirits or some supernatural being, but rather a higher consciousness; a driving force, a motivation, a reason behind everything we think and everything we do. Being aware of this energy is something spiritual. Therefore, awareness is critical to yoga as a spiritual practice.

Yoga as a spiritual practice is not about changing your life so you can earn more money, be a ‘better’ person, or get a job you love. Yoga is not about getting rid of the negative by controlling your mind and your environment. Rather, practising yoga reminds you that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect life’. There will always be dangers, heartaches and sadness. Developing a spiritual side with yoga is about holding your pose regardless of your circumstances. This can only be achieved by an awareness of yourself and your experiences.