Meditation

Meditation is not a practice, it is a quality of being, an alert awareness. Like a beautiful flower, meditation blossoms within as we release our hold on identification. This awareness gives us space between the constant barrage of thoughts, emotions, and the comings and goings of life as we currently perceive it. We begin to learn that we are not these things, we are this seat of awareness by which our reality is perceived. Meditation is a realization of our true nature, through which we come to learn that bliss, love, and peace are ever-present within our own being and always readily accessible. The benefits of meditation are so numerable, but to list a few:

– Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and panic disorder
– Slows the aging process
– Rewires the brain for happiness, peace, and joy
– Improves concentration
– Increases a sense of self, emotional awareness, and clarity of thought
– Reduces pain and our relationship to it
– Helps us become responsive instead of reactive

Yoga

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit verb root yuj meaning “union or joining.” This joining is of our regular, ordinary selves, with our inner selves. Yoga is a science of self-transformation that is broken down into 8 limbs; Yamas (moral code), Niyamas (personal behavior), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (divine union). In the west, the word Yoga is quite synonymous with yogic postures known as asanas. Asana practice begins with a strong foundation of bodily and inner awareness, with a focus on proper alignment and safety, it becomes an empowering tool that allows one to explore their own personal experience. Though only one aspect of yoga, Asana practice offers immense benefits to the practitioner both physically and energetically:

– Improves flexibility
– Increases muscular strength, tone, and endurance
– Boosts energy levels and vitality
– Stress reduction
– Improves respiration
– Prevents joint and cartlidge degeneration
– Strengthens immune system

Vedic Thai Assisted Yoga

Thai Massage, also known as Nuad Boran, Vedic Thai Assisted Asana, and Assisted Yoga, is a traditional healing modality represented as a wonderful folk art. Its purpose is soul-revelation and self-realization, along with inspired vitality for body, mind, and spirit. Through various assisted postures, movements, along with a meditative awareness and atmosphere, the subtle energy channels found within the body known as Nadis are cleansed, releasing blockages and stagnant energies, preparing the body for self-healing on many levels and expanded states of consciousness. The benefits of this practice are numerous:

-Feelings of purified consciousness
-Increases restfulness
-Releases tensions
-Improved body alignment and flexibility
-Improved circulation
-Pain relief
-Relieves feelings of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness

Reiki

Reiki is an ancient system of energy healing which cleanses and balances the vital energy within the body. As a result of this, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms are strengthened, aiding in the establishment of optimum mental, emotional, and physical health. Reiki encourages deep relaxation and is a great asset to meditators. This internal cleansing is great for releasing deep emotional and mental stress, and though the benefits are numerous, it can be very helpful to:

– Relieve stress
– Accelerate healing
– Assist the body in cleansing toxins
– Balance the flow of energy by releasing blockages
– Help connect with inner healing power
– Enhance spiritual growth
– Helps alleviate chronic pain