Jenny Davis Yoga Relaxation Meditation - Yoga Relaxation Meditation

The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

The word Yoga means to yoke or unify and from its roots some thousands of years ago in India, has developed into a cohesive system of lifestyle practices which assist the individual to function to their highest potential on all levels of being and to thereby help to create a balanced, healthy and vigorous society and environment.  Yoga consists of practices developed over the centuries which have stood the test of time, and indeed are of even greater relevance and assistance now than ever before.  These practices include physical exercises (asana) to strengthen the physical body, create flexibility and ease of movement and function; breathing practices (pranayama) that assist the flow of prana or life-force energy to invigorate as well as relax the body and the mind; and mental/meditation practices (pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi) to still the mind and assist the individual gaining access to their spiritual self as well as focus and balance the mental faculties.  Yoga includes many other lifestyle practices, from dietary (anna yoga) through to personal, social and environmental conduct (yama and niyama), with the overall philosophy being one of non-injury (ahimsa), respect and recognition of the interconnectedness of all.

Everyone can benefit from the practice of Yoga.  There are no limitations based on age, beliefs or physical status.  It is up to the individual to adapt the practices of Yoga into their own life to become self-empowered and to access their own healing nature.

The practices of Yoga are wonderful tools with which to confront and overcome many modern ailments and diseases caused by stress, addiction, anxiety, inactivity or hyperactivity and depression, as well as being a way to experience life from a less hurried, calmer and deeper present moment perspective.  

"Letting Go" (from CD Sakash)
Music for Meditation, Eternity Ink, Pub.
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