the recent anthrax cases have caused a spurt in cases
of depression, insomnia, and drug sales related to
psychosomatic problems more than anything else.
How long are we going to keep popping pills
to get “temporary” relief? Isn’t it high time we make ourselves
capable to handle such situations on our OWN?
equips you with the right tools to handle life’s uncertainties
in a remarkably calm manner. It’s nothing mystical – just a
practical guide to an improved way of living.
Before highlighting these tools, I may
suggest that an attitude of “que cera cera” could be helpful in
such times. Without getting into a debate of the correctness of
these powerful words, one thing is sure – If truly believed,
these words can give a solace that is impossible to imagine.
Oops… no preaching.
So why is Integral Yoga so relevant?
For one, it is the ONLY science that defines the
mind-body connection most effectively. Why? It has 4 major tools
that are well meshed into one another :
1. Postures (asanas) for physical
2. Meditation for mind exercise
3. Breathing (Pranayama) for
channeling energy correctly.
4. Relaxation including deep
relaxation, which really is a “cure-all”.
These are extremely POWERFUL tools.
But doing any one without a proper balance of the others can
NEVER help you realize their true potential.
The yogic relaxation technique of Yoga Nidra is so effective
that it is REGULARLY used as therapeutic tools to treat
the most painful and incurable of illnesses.
You may have read my
earlier newsletters giving you an insight into some of
the very potent breathing techniques. Let me tell you, what you
experienced was not even a fraction of what these tools can do
for you TOGETHER.
This is Integral Yoga.
maintain the right circulation in your body parts and help
in channeling energy where it is required the most.
proven to DRAMATICALLY reduce stress, depression and even
greatly reduce the likelihood of heart attacks.
Yoga has been much abused today. Incomplete knowledge has
resulted in emphasizing isolated aspects of yoga such as just
the physical feature or just the meditation aspect.
No sir, only a composite approach, using ALL the tools will
enable you to harness the true power of yoga.
The best part
is that you are never restricted by age, disease or physical
capability. In fact, you can use definite yoga routines for
So how do you go about learning Integral
The best option would be to locate
an Integral Yoga class near you. But make sure, that your
trainer is a certified practitioner with several years of
experience behind him or her. This is necessary because there
are simply too many quacks floating around.
Another option could be to train from a well-developed
“Beginner’s Course” which focuses on EACH of the 4 aspects that
I have highlighted. Again, please don’t be trapped into learning
from a manual that focuses JUST on individual aspects such as
physical exercises, because that’s just not it!!
A powerful course that you
could explore can be found by
So, let’s not get bogged down in these
testing times. Let us use the present situation as an
opportunity to discover a new way of life…
I wish you the very best.