Change in our life comes in many different ways. Sometimes we plan for the change. A retirement, career change or getting married are examples of things that we often consciously choose. And then some changes blow in like a strong wind taking with it any sense of order and stability.
There are many teachings in the ancient tradition of yoga for transforming through life’s inevitable changes. Some of the most profound and useful teachings on change come from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The teachings most helpful center on our relationship to attachment and aversion, understanding what causes suffering, how to free ourselves from suffering and staying centered in regular practice that is suitable for us as individuals.
Yoga can be profoundly useful in helping us build our prana shakti or vitality so that we are strong and stable in body, physiology (especially our immune system) and mind. We build prana shakti through postures and breath practice (pranayama). We can then use our vitality to work with the more difficult aspects of change including thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors that create suffering around the inevitable changes that life brings our way.
Want to learn more about using yoga to navigate change?
August 20 – Cultivating Discriminative Awareness & Inspiration
6:30 – 8:15 pm
Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, Rib Mountain (in Bone & Joint Clinic Building)
Explore yoga tools for navigating the journey of change including:
- Using your voice to manifest a new path
- Understanding change and its relationship to suffering or freedom
- Opening to grace as you navigate through transitions.