According to numerous studies held by quantum physicists, nothing in the universe is solid and everything is energy. Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Our mind, thoughts, feelings and body form an energy signature which is unique to each of us. Does the vibrational frequency of this signature affect the manifestation of our physical reality? Absolutely! If we look at our physical body, the higher the vibration, the healthier it is. When we are peaceful and loving, the vibration is at its highest.
Yoga is not a mere workout, it heightens your vibrational frequency. It is an act of love towards yourself; it is a gift for your mind and body. It calms you down, reduces stress, improves your health and gives you a sense of inner peace. The performance of specific yoga asanas (postures) can help you open your heart to love, learn to listen to your intuition, develop a stronger willpower, increase vitality and take you to the next level of knowing yourself.
“Yoga” means union. It is a union of spirit, mind and body. The body is always in the now. Our mind however tends to live in the past or anticipates the future. This takes us out of sync with our body, causing discomforts and imbalances. Yoga brings the mind back into the present moment thus balancing the mind and the body. Yoga teaches us to see the connections between our mind and body and shows us that we are so much more.
Yoga teaches us to listen to our body. Physical symptoms is a way our mind-body gives us signals that something isn’t quite right, that something is causing stress and makes us unhappy. Yoga makes us more receptive to these signals and can help us find the root of the issue.
You cannot control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. You can’t change people around you, but you can change your perception of them. The same can be applied to anything. Yoga is a tool that we can use to raise our awareness and to learn about our perceptions and thus to realise that happiness is an inner state and not something that can be acquired.
Yoga prepares us for meditation, in a way, it is a meditation in motion. In hatha yoga practice, for instance, we learn to focus our mind on specific points of the body – energy centres or chakras. It amplifies the effect of the asanas and trains our mind to concentrate on one object.
I personally had some beautiful sessions and I can’t recommend yoga enough. For me yoga is a foundation for other practices and a source of awareness. And the best thing about yoga is that everyone can do it! You don’t have to be super flexible or fit to enjoy its benefits. You don’t have to be of a certain age, height or weight. Just do what you can and enjoy!