5 Focal Points To Help You Stay Present In Yoga – Plus Poses to Prep for Mindful Meditation

tadasana pose
The first thing most people say about yoga, if they’ve never done a class is, “I’m not flexible.”

No doubt they are vividly imagining having to put their leg behind their head at the first class… I’ve even had some people say it directly: “I can’t put my leg behind my head,” at which point I give them a wry smile.

Neither can most…

Yoga is not just about having a flexible body, this a misperception of yoga – rather, yoga is about developing the threefold nature of the being: body, mind and spirit – and ONE way of doing this is through harnessing the threefold nature of the body: strength, flexibility and balance. These three aspects work in synergy to help  focus the mind in a constructive way, and help the spirit be more present in the person’s daily life.

If you enjoy sitting meditation, yoga is a great way to limber up a stiff body, so that you enjoy your sitting meditations more.  It can also be used as a mindful meditation in and of itself, rather than just ‘doing’ the postures.

Body and mind are linked, so a relaxed open body means a better flow of energy and awareness in your meditation.

Focus your awareness inward, on the breath and 
the way your body moves with the sequences below.

You will reap many of the same rewards that seated meditation provides—
heightened focus, balanced energy, a sense of grounding, and blissful stress release.  The focus and concentration that yoga brings naturally leads to meditation…

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August 28, 2017
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Jaime Tanna

Jaime Tanna is an international teacher and energy therapist specialising in the healing arts. As the visionary founder and director of Energy Therapy, Jaime is an experienced Spiritual Teacher/Mentor, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer and Intuitive, and brings a wide array of different skills to the healing table. Coming from a family of pharmacists and doctors, Jaime grew up with a strong allopathic model of the world but quickly saw the limitations of that paradigm. Today, with clients and students throughout the world, Jaime specialises in personal and spiritual development, yoga and meditation, and clearing and rebalancing the human energy field inspiring clients and students to connect to their deepest being to create a life lived on purpose, and with joy!

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