Expanding your spiritual connection through the practice of Yoga
I have signed up for a 30 day yoga challenge as I reached a point in my life whereby I felt completely compelled to get fit, strong and to feel physically vital. However it is the spiritual connection through the yoga practice that is enhancing my life the most and that I want to shed light on today.
Yoga is deeply rooted in spirituality as it deepens the connection between mind, body and the spirit. The holistic effect of yoga is attained through the emotions that are brought up through the practice. I have witnessed this first hand during the first week whereby I was taken out of my comfort zone and presented with the challenge of endurance and perseverance.
I have discovered that yoga brings the gift of a calm mind, even in the midst of chaos, by teaching you to accept and be with the moment, not to judge it, trusting that the moment is perfect as it is and to let go of your expectations of how your yoga practice should be.
Mind-body integration means establishing congruency between the mind and heart bringing about healthy dialogue between your mind and your body. While the body is physical, it is also a field of energy and intelligence which is responding to feedback from the mind. Therefore, your beliefs, thoughts, and emotions influence every cell in the body and consequently play a major role in your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Through conscious breathing, movement, and attention to the physical postures while practicing yoga, you cultivate a state of body-centered awareness. You listen to the signals your body is sending to you in the present moment and by givinging your body your full support you expand the energy in your body and your connection to spirit. A body that is listened to responds with greater strength, vitality, and health.
This is the main lesson I have clarified this week and wanted to share with The Healing Room community. Listen to your bodies.