This is an email I wrote to my yoga clients:
If you are getting this email then you are on my “yoga” list or I, have or am working with you on a related subject. I came across this video and I would like to share it with you. The link is pasted toward the end. Allow me to create some context.
Yoga, from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” gives us our word “union.” Returning to wholeness, therefore, is the essential meaning of Yoga. The heart of Yoga lives in realizing the path by which we unite our finite self with Infinite Being. The vision of Yoga is an unbroken (unceasing) awareness of our oneness with Spirit. This new level of consciousness evolves through yogic practices aimed at developing an ever-increasing awareness of the various levels of our experience : physical, energetic, emotional, spiritual, and so forth.
Keeping us from experiencing ourselves as truth, bliss and consciousness are obstructions, both obvious and subtle. These obstructions create disharmony within us and is considered the root cause of our dis-eases. In response to this alienation from Self, the practice of Yoga assists us in holding these unconscious patterns of obstruction and disturbance up to the light of our awareness. This is the healing journey; the path to wholeness.
Swami Kripalu described it this way………
“The purpose of Yoga is the attainment of happiness, peace and bliss. The meaning of
Yoga is the union of individual consciousness with Shiva consciousness; with
God (Source, Creator). Yoga is the meeting of the drop and the ocean.
The ultimate result of all Yoga is purity of mind and body.”
Ok, with that said, most of you know that I acquired Type 1 Diabetes at age 14. This dis-ease has been my “cross to bear.” My deepest desire is to heal it. It is a very challenging and uncomfortable obstruction to deal with albeit all the medical advancements. Prior to the invention of injectable insulin in 1922 a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes ended quickly (not quickly enough). Without insulin the body is not capable of metabolizing food. Without insulin the body starves and is drained of all water. My awareness that this life was a path of healing hit me square between the eyes in November of 1976.
I teach Yoga in the context of understanding that we are inquiring into how to become whole; how to heal. This attitude is the foundation of my passion. Yoga is but one map that I have studied and engaged in. Some of the other maps are Vipassana Meditation, Kabbalah, Mystical Christianity, Spiral Dynamics, Integral Theory, Cranio – Sacral Therapy, Light Therapy, Bio-feedback, Acupuncture, Chakra balancing and others. I love having Yoga as the backbone because it is such a dynamic map.
This video is one of the most comprehensive processes I have experienced. It is 24 minutes. When you have a 1/2 hour find a comfortable place to be. lower the lights, maybe light a candle, wear comfortable clothes. make a cup of tea, put your headphones on, click play and enlarge the screen so you are in full screen mode. One of my facebook friends posted this and then I checked it out. The internet and advancements in technology are both mirroring and making possible the evolution in human consciousness that all of us can tap into now.
I teach the yoga classes not so much to teach yoga but rather to find and walk the path of healing. I think we are about ready to quicken the pace. Perhaps this video may aid in your path of healing. It won’t resonate with everyone. Check it out.
Here is the Link:
Coach, Trainer, Meditation Guide & Certified Yoga Teacher