Finding Healing and Wholeness with Yoga

Many traditions and modalities of healing have the approach that by healing, you are returning to your healed state.

This is something that already exists for you, this wholeness that is natural and inherant in all of us. It simply gets forgotten, scattered, twisted, cluttered, and otherwise messed with in ways that manifest as the variety of human pain and disease.

But there are ways to return to this healed state–to reaquaint yourself with the vibration of your true self.

One way I like to think of returning to the healed state of being is to let go of the vibrations that don’t feel good and focus on the ones that do.

Like when I’m in the peaceful presence of trees, I feel good. I naturally let go of stress and contraction, and return to my natural pulsation. That is a vibration of wholeness.

What about you, when and where do you naturally return to that pulsation of peace, joy, and pure being?

Yoga brings healing on many levels.

The physical poses increase circulation, enhance the health of every system in your body, and facilitate detoxification. Among other things.

The physical benefits are too many to list them all. Just figure it this way: if you’re doing yoga in a way that feels good and is appropriate for your body, you’re getting more benefits than you can really know.

But while you’re receiving all these physical benefits–balancing hormones and flushing your lymphatic system and all that–you’re also moving energy on an emotional and mental level.

And you’re connecting, aligning, and re-awakening yourself on a spiritual level. It’s so good, so important, to remember that we are more than these amazing and complex physical bodies!

All this happens even if you’re not really paying attention to the fact that massive healing qualities are a part of your practice. That said, you can work against yourself if you’re practicing with thoughts of anger or negative feelings. Not a good idea. That’s why we center in and om before we start. Good to clear that stuff out of the way first.

However, when you DO tune in on a deep, conscious level, you get so much more out of it!

Abraham-Hicks.com has pretty amazing daily quotes that talk a lot about vibration.

I’ve found them incredibly helpful in shifting my perspective of life into one that focuses more on what kind of energy I’m creating, calling in, and responding to as I do my best being human.

Here is a daily quote that can help you stay in the present moment and become more aware of the subtle but very real ways you can create change and wholeness now.

“You don’t have to go back and deal with childhood issues, because those childhood issues produced a vibration within you that you are still offering — which is producing today issues. You can shift your vibration a whole lot easier when you’re dealing with today issues, than trying to deal with childhood issues. It’s the same vibration. That vibration that was creating childhood issues, now it’s creating today issues. Deal with it in your now. ‘Which thought feels better? Which thought feels better? Which thought feels better?'”

When you’re doing your yoga practice, you can let your mind wander (believe me, I do this embarrassingly often for a yoga instructor), or you can consciously create the vibration of healing that enhances your practice. “Which thought feels better?”

And, of course, as you do this on the mat, it helps you do the same during the rest of your day, week, and life.

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