Wellness Center Rishikesh
To help people live lives free from limitations, derived from the mind. To help people explore the latent potential in their life, and live the life in totality, love and happiness. Seeing this potential uncovered, is a beautiful thing and extremely satisfying for me.
About Yoganga Healing
I had 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 ever lasting change in one self.
I began experimenting, discovering, meditating on this question. I came to the conclusion, that at this stage, I have not been able to enter the space where the problem has originated in the person. I was not able to allow people to experience the problem fully, it was only just thoughts; using the mind. What the students thought the problem was, and the reality was vastly different. People believe there issue is X, however when they enter deep inside themselves, they realized the actual problem is different.
Earlier in my career, I received my masters in Psychology, learning 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 real issue is not being resolved, the mind creates stories, we think and think, but were not able to penetrate the true issue.
So the question I asked myself is, how can I go deeper inside the person to experience 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. The body expresses past tension in a number of different ways; tremors, habits, pain etc. All stresses of life, are absorbed in the gross 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. Thisstoredenergyisreleased,andweallownaturetotake 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 greater perception, in totality. We take this greater perception, double up this discrimination, this awareness 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 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, 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. Helping them to develop voluntary control over their nervous system.
Students learn a variety of yogic techniques to become more self aware of problems they have been resisting.
Our mental patterns lead us to holding a lot of stress our gross physical bodies and breath. We hold resistance to situations we find “bad”, wasting our energy and efforts. Acceptance is a core stage enabling someone to come to terms with life’s ebbs and flows.
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.
Our life situations are orchestrated by situations that are beyond our control, when we look at the world through the eyes of appreciation and gratitude we come very close to creating 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, the negative moments stand 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.