Yogavision was set up to help people experience more balanced,
peaceful and fulfilling lives through the practices
of yoga, deep relaxation, affirmations and meditation.
Life for most of us is lived at a hectic pace. With
technology and new products developing at a breakneck
speed our senses are constantly over-stimulated
and bombarded by relentless advertising and information
overload. We are encouraged to think that we would
be a lot happier if we had the latest piece of new
technology, such as a newer mobile phone,
car, digital camera and plasma screen tv.
Whilst having material objects
can enhance and improve our lives we still need
to have time to stop, slow down, and experience
our own inner space; to rest and heal in mind and
body. By slowing down our breathing and physical
movements, we are able to temporarily switch off
from the stimulus of the outside world. As well
as releasing physical tension, we begin to let go
of mental tensions, anxiety, worries and fears.
The muscles begin to relax , the mind begins to
quieten- we embark on a journey of inner peace and
stillness, self-healing and regeneration.
When experienced on a regular basis, the effects
of deep relaxation and meditation are cumulative.
The more we practise the more we develop inner strength
to help us through life's ups and downs. We are
given tools and in turn become equipped to cope
with the pressures of daily life.
By taking care of ourselves
in this way, our relationship to ourselves improves
as well as our relationships with others - we become
more positive, trusting and loving.
'During yoga and meditation the
three elements of breath, body and mind are
calmed, and gradually they become one. It is only
by these processes that
the oneness of body and mind will be achieved......we
realise peace, joy and
ease, the first fruits of yoga/meditation practice.'
Thich Nhat Hanh