"Disease can be equated with the break-down of the relationship between the body, mind and spirit." - G.Frank Lawlis
In yoga therapy, we treat people not diseases. Each person will require a different approach to healing depending on their unique psychology and physiology. I have worked with over a dozen people who have chronic pain. Each of them has a different relationship to how they experience pain, how they view their life and how they view themselves.
The people whose health improves the most are the ones who have a strong desire and inner faith. That inner faith is what drives them to keep moving forward despite their circumstances. It's what gets them up and practicing everyday and allows them the courage to start making new choices in their lives in order to create a better future. They are also the ones who are ready and willing to be uncomfortable, to be in the unknown. For the others, they are somewhat comfortable in their suffering. It's all they know. It's how they have identified themselves within their reality. They are unwilling to meet the unknown and try new things because they have lack of faith- in the health systems but more so in themselves.
Yoga is the process of uniting all aspects of ourselves. It is the coming together of the body, mind and spirit. Healing , that is to become whole, is possible on this path, but only for those who are ready. It's for those who are willing to take responsibility for themselves, their actions and reactions.
If western medicine started to look at disease from a holistic perspective , how we treat patients would radically change.
If you are ready to take action and change your reality , contact me for a free consultation. I am here to help : )
Yoga and Warriorship
"Every great warrior must learn to endure and overcome the adversities of life. " -- Lailah Gifty Akita
The very nature of yoga leads us to overcome the biggest obstacles in our life- our own mind. Our suffering doesn't always come from our circumstances but our PERCEPTIONS of them and of ourselves.
When I teach others how to overcome their obstacles it nourishes me to keep going. A student this morning said to me " I love your class because I don't hurt afterwards." She has suffered from a frozen shoulder for almost 3 years and has been practicing regular for a few months now.
I know the power of yoga first hand. Every day I get up and practice so that I can live in peace with myself and with other people around me. My desire to be free from chronic pain and depression is what fuels me.
Are you ready to become a warrior and take on the obstacles in your life? Contact me for a 15 minute complimentary consultation to see if this path is right for you.
Be well : )
Natalie Marnica is a passionate advocate of holistic health and the founder of Sacred Mountain Yoga.