The Highland Lake Inn is pleased to announce a new ‘Wellness Week’ series for 2010 dedicated to guests who are looking not only for a few days ‘away from it all’, but a program to take home for sustainable habit change and improved quality of life . BodyVision Health Coaching company has created a program exclusively for the Highland Lake Inn, all details are available just by clicking HERE.
Health Coaching, Stress Management, and Yoga will be the key features of the 2010 series. Below, specialist Jeanne Lurie shares a great introduction to yoga and her approach, based on 30 years of experience in the health world and a deep understanding of individual needs. Read PART I below….
“Verily there is no merit higher than yoga, no good higher than yoga, and no subtlety higher than yoga; there is nothing that is higher than yoga!” Patanjali Upanishads
Yoga is considered to be one of the safest, quickest and most efficient ways of reducing stress, anxiety and nervous tension. Thru the practice of yoga, one can achieve the integration and balance of the physical, mental and spiritual energies that enhance health and well-being.
The technology of yoga dates back several thousands of years, and is considered to be among the oldest known systems of health practiced in the World today, an ancient technology totally indicated as a means of reducing the ever increasing stress of modern life in the fast lane or in the age of technology.
Everyday more and more people are discovering and enjoying the many health benefits obtained from a daily practice, even just a short practice of 30 minutes a day can effectively create significant changes in one’s level of health, happiness and well being.
Stress is the number one reason for 90% of visits to the Doctor and is a principal factor involved in the creation of unbalance and disharmony. The principal cause of disease is a lack of harmony between mind and body and yoga actually means the union of mind and body and union of the human body or microcosm with the universal body or macrocosm. When the body and mind are in harmony, creating a balance between movement and stillness, inner peace is experienced and an expanded state of consciousness can be achieved.
Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan Ph. D. is the Yoga of consciousness. In this yoga form we systematically train our mind and attune our body to hold higher frequencies of energy. Kundalini refers to the energy of our consciousness, our vital energy or our maximum creative potential as a human being.
As we enter the dawn of the Age of Aquarius, the practice of yoga is becoming absolutely essential for everyone as a means of coping and adapting to the higher frequencies of energy and consciousness.
“The evolution of consciousness is a universal reality. It is certainly wiser to prepare one self for awakening than to live in denial and try to remain asleep.” Yogi Bhajan Ph.D.
Yoga is a safe, simple and natural method to regain health and well-being and can be practiced by anyone, irrespective of age, health, life circumstances or religion. Thousands of medical studies have been performed confirming the benefits achieved from the regular practice of the physical postures, the breathing exercises and the meditation techniques in reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, regulating heart rate, and even decelerating the aging process.
Yoga helps at the physical level by giving relief from countless ailments, strengthening the body, and creating a sense of well-being. The breathing techniques calm the mind, nourish the body with vital energy, and effectively eliminate toxins. The meditation helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression; it is the only activity which has been proven to lower the secretion of stress related hormones.
Meditation allows one to connect with an inner oasis of peace and calm and to hear the whisper of ones own soul. As the world becomes increasingly more complicated and invasive of ones personal space, it becomes increasingly more indispensable to learn to practice a meditation technique as a means of attaining inner peace, health, happiness and harmony and not to be overwhelmed by speed of modern life.
If more people on the earth spent just 10 min. a day meditating, without a doubt we would be able to achieve a world based on peace and happiness. Peace must begin within and then must spread in ever expanding waves to reach every corner of the planet.
Next week: Yoga at the Highland Lake Inn, part II
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