What is yoga counselling and how can it help?
The goal of Integral Yoga and the birthright of every individual is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversity in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. This goal is achieved by maintaining our natural condition of : a body of optimum health and strength, senses under total control, a mind well disciplined, clear and calm. an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will as strong and pliable as steal, a heart full of unconditional love and compassion, an ego as pure as crystal, and a life filled with supreme peace and joy.
Techniques used in yoga therapy
Stress relief counselling
Learning to let go and forgive the past and live in the “now”
Learning to accept life and at the same time face life’s challenges
To encourage self-awareness
Understanding natures laws
Asanas (Hatha Yoga) to alleviate stress and relax
Do you feel stressed out and unable to cope?
Do you suffer from panic attacks and fears?
Are you lacking in energy?
Have you forgotten your real goals and feel your life is purposeless?
Do you experience aches and pains in your body and there is nothing medically wrong?
Do you have a chronic illness and feel unable to cope?
Do you suffer from asthma?
Have you lost someone close to you and need help?
Would you like to further spiritual practices?
Tame the mind
“As the mind so the man” This famous old proverb is absolutely true. When the mind is disturbed or troubled, we tend to see the world around us negatively. However, when the mind is peaceful and happy, our outlook on life is transformed into one of positive awareness.
Thoughts make up a person and thoughts have amazing powers. With yoga one is taught to discipline and harness the thought waves. Our minds are like computers. We have to be strong enough to input positive data and sublimate or destroy viruses through our command. In Yogic text the mind is described as a drunken monkey stung by a scorpion and possessed by demons. Yoga is that science which is available for us to tame the monkey mind.
Ultimately, we can only heal ourselves if we really want to, and the best way to accomplish this, is to practice Yogic techniques (mental and physical) on a regular basis, until they become natural, positive habits. It is then that we can experience peace and joy.
How can yoga help
Modern problems of body and mind are caused by wrong habits and mental stress. Yoga is a remedy. Asanas (physical postures) deal directly with the spine, nerve centers and endocrine glands. The spine is made supple. The nerve centers are energized and blocks released. The glands are rejuvenated. Yoga breathing practices, called pranayama, allow us to take in much more oxygen so the entire body can be oxygenated. This brings a vital energy to every cell and removes all toxins.
Thinking proper thoughts is an important part of yoga. Thought is food for the mind and when we put in new thoughts, harmful thoughts will fall away. This is achieved with concentration and meditation. Peaceful thinking, which is meditation can eliminate anxiety. Spend about 15 or 20 minutes in practicing the yoga postures, 5 or 10 minutes practicing pranayama and then simply sit quietly in meditation. If you really want to be healthy, happy or useful, take care of every minute of your life. This holistic approach is Yoga.
Nalanie Chellaram studied with her spiritual master HH Sri Swami Satchidananda, for many years. She has been taught and accredited by the Council of Teachers at the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, America, in Asanas, pranayama and techniques of meditation.
Nalanie holds regular workshops in “The science of Yoga” in Gibraltar and Spain, and has also helped lectures in Europe and the Far East. She is Chairman of the Integral Yoga Centre, a charity registered in Gibraltar to serve the community. She has helped numerous people to cope with their personal difficulties and find fulfilment through the practice of Yoga.
Tel: +34 956795471