both a science and an art. It is said that yoga is the 6th
art and the most perfect. It is the art of Self discovery.
Using the body as the medium and instrument to unravel the
tangled web of fear, the practitioner gradually becomes more
aware, thus beginning the subtle inner journey of transformation.
Our true nature is love and happiness and it is only through
contraction and fear that we feel small and insignificant.
In truth we are giants and powerhouses, capable of beaming
out love unconditionally in our lives, yet we turn down the
jet, and hide our hearts behind a bushel, it is safe that
way. Yoga teaches that life is learning and growing.
Many of us think that detachment is cold and unfeeling, and
being impervious to others suffering. On the contrary, being
detached opens up more and more space within as our own ego
baggage becomes lighter. Letting go is the greatest of all
lessons and is learned through the art and science of yoga.
Yoga is the religion of Love. There is no dogma. There is
simply YOU and IT. The IT is whatever you hold as most sacred
in your life and understanding. Some put a face, a name, a
form to the IT, others simply tune to their Higher Self. Inner
guidance, intuition and inner knowing are all signs of the
developing Consciousness. Yoga opens the Way to Higher Understanding.
The mind is our most powerful tool within our grasp and yet
we rarely use its power to improve our lives. Whatever we
undertake requires effort. We need to learn skills such as
concentration, focus, contemplation and meditation to remove
the deep-rooted and outmoded concepts and fear.
The sub-conscious mind is a great filing cabinet of thoughts
that have descended via the conscious mind. The task of the
conscious mind is to decipher, analyse and disseminate information.
Whatever the conscious mind decides and thinks, will filter
and sink into the great storehouse of the subconscious, where
the thoughts will germinate, and begin to grow, and finally
appear as vigorous realities in our day-to-day life.
We truly do create our own reality. It is up to us to make
a conscious change in how we’ feel’ about something,
how we ‘think’ about it, and finally how we ‘act’
Every action has a reaction. Simply do good acts, good work
and watch for changes of a positive nature as they evolve
in your life. Yoga teaches inner strength and personal responsibility.
The essence of Yoga is ‘Man, Wake up, Know Thyself”
Love, Serve, Pray.
By Eugenie Knox