Wellness Center Rishikesh
My mission is to support people in the knowledge of their latent potential in life and empowering them to live their life in totality, love and happiness. Seeing this potential uncovered, is a beautiful thing and extremely satisfying for me.
About Yoganga Healing
I have been teaching a variety of yogic practices for many years around the world. I eventually began giving more philosophical lectures. The students were very engaged in these lectures, agreed with the content, yet there was still a gap between what they understood and how they were behaving. I watched this for over 10 years. So I began to ask myself, what was missing? People understood what to do, yet this was only on the intellectual level, how do we dive deeper, to make a longer everlasting change in one’s self.
I began experimenting, discovering and meditating on this question. I came to the conclusion that I had not been able to enter the space where the problem originated in the person. I was not able to allow people to experience the problem fully, it was only just thoughts in the mind. What the students thought the problem was versus their reality was vastly different they believed their issue is X, however when they enter deeply inside themselves, they realized the root of the problem was something else altogether.
Earlier in my career I received my masters in Psychology where I learned a variety of psychotherapy techniques. I realized the problem with many of these therapy techniques is that they only work on the intellectual level. The client can go to therapy for many years with no true results. The root of the issue is not being resolved, the mind creates stories, we think and think, but were not able to penetrate the true issue.
So I asked myself the question; How can I go deeper inside the person to uncover the true issue at hand. I needed to find a way for the person to enter a deeper state of consciousness. All practices which shift the consciousness from the waking to the deeper/dreaming/sleep state are helpful in this.
Yoga Nidra was the first practice I saw where people were moving deep enough, where they could feel and experience the real issue at hand. However, even in Yoga Nidra, people were not ready to relive and face themselves. Through more work, experience, experimenting, I found one can enter a deeper state of consciousness through the breath. When we use the breath as a medium, and enter internally we can put the mind aside, and view the tension the body has been holding from a different perspective. The body expresses past tension in a number of different ways; tremors, habits, pain etc. All the stresses of life, are manifested in the physical body.
When the mind is put aside, the person has more clarity during this inner exploration and can observe these stored emotions in a non-reactive, equanimous way. When we face ourselves in a non-reactive, non-judgemental and equanimous state, healing occurs. This stored energy is released, and we allow nature to take us back to our true being.
In order to work through our problems, we must re-experience these traumas in a different way. Instead of looking at these in a fractured way, we relax and can see this with a greater perspective, in totality. We take this greater perspective and increase discrimination so moving forward we can change our habits and look at situations in a different way. We learn to change our habits. We do not freeze, judge, contract, we live the life we should live. Typically at the end of sessions, people feel very relaxed, light and free. The mind is significantly less fluctuated. Counseling and guidance are typically given at the end of the session, putting the pieces together and providing tools to live a more aware and relaxed life.
The modern human has forgotten how to relax. With yoga practices like Yoga Nidra we bring people into a state of deep relaxation. This helps to develop voluntary control over the nervous system making a state of deep relaxation easily accessible.
In a healing session students learn a variety of yogic techniques to become self aware of problems they have been resisting. Working with the breath, we support students in reaching expanded states of consciousness resulting in increased self awareness.
Our mental patterns lead us to holding stress in our bodies. When we hold resistance to situations we find “bad” we are wasting our energy and efforts. Acceptance is a core stage enabling someone to come to terms with life’s ebbs and flows. Once this is understood, life becomes joyful again.
The past cannot be changed, forgiveness therefore is the only way forward. True forgiveness comes from the understanding that every experience which comes into our life, enables us to expand our awareness and understanding of life. Working from this perspective we can see that everything that happens is really just supporting us to coming to the realisation of what we truly are.
Our life situations are orchestrated by situations that are beyond our control, however when we look at the world through the eyes of appreciation and gratitude we create a life that is full of joyful experiences. From a scientific perspective, thousands of years of evolution has given us a negative bias, which means we tend not to remember the beauty of life with the negative moments standing out most. Developing an attitude of gratitude helps us combat our negative biases and see life through equanimous eyes.
Taking from the yoga sutras of patanjali, the final stage of healing is surrender. If we don't do anything else, but learn how to truly surrender the attitude of “doer-ship” we will reach the final goal of yoga. Experience is our greatest teacher, a deep sense of surrender to life means that we allow life itself, to teach us what life is all about.