To remain stuck in the same old story and emotions is to remain stuck at the level of the symptoms and disease. This drains our energy, results in fear and frustration and impacts all aspects of our life in a very negative way. At this point, it is important to realize that we need to make a choice to change. Are you at that point in your life? If so, I want you to ask yourself these questions: What have these issues costed me in the past, continue to cost me now and will increasingly cost me in the future if I do not address them? What are my needs? What are my challenges? What results do I want?
Now imagine for a moment that you have no major unresolved physical/mental or emotional issues, have a wonderful support system of family and friends, there is harmony and balance in your life and you are able to handle stress easily. What does that feel like? Do you feel an expansion in your heart? Do you feel you can breathe easy? Have more energy? Close your eyes and stay with this good feeling and now look at your current situation. Do you feel a shift in your perspective? Do you feel that perhaps you can think clearly and may be feel encouraged or inspired to make a positive change in your life?
When we elevate ourselves to a higher state, we increase our vibrations. Our high vibrations act as a magnet and attract the same in our lives. We gain a new perspective; we can see the broader view, the bigger picture. We gain more clarity and are able to look at our emotions, dramas exactly as they are and do not identify so strongly with them. This frees up a lot of our energy to develop our gifts and talents and become an asset to ourselves and to those around us. We find purpose and meaning in our lives. We are free to do what we are here to do. Our life force is no longer being choked; rather it freely pulsates through our entire being. Coincidentally, many of the symptoms begin to disappear, we take charge of our own health, and more importantly, we move beyond the emotions and commotions, and physical ailments. We realize that we are much more than our limited diagnosis and symptoms. It is this shift in perspective that ultimately heals.
This is what the teachings and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda bring into your life. These complementary sciences understand that we have an innate desire for happiness, fulfillment and expansion and provide a map on how to achieve it. The teachings contain the intelligence and sophistication on how to transform our anxiety into creativity, our depression into devotion, our anger into radiance. It guides us on how to find our inner light that can illuminate our path.
It is important to note that the teachings of Yoga are not meant to be separate from teachings of Ayurveda. Where practice of yoga provides a lab for you to experience the teachings through asana, Ayurveda guides you on how to optimize your health through diet, lifestyle changes, herbal support and much more. The ultimate goal of all Yoga and Ayurveda is for you to experience a heightened state of vitality, consciousness and liberation from suffering. Yoga may teach you on how to have an optimal alignment of the body, steadiness in the mind when you are on the mat, Ayurveda will ensure and support that you maintain the same balance and alignment when you are not on the mat. In the trials and tribulations of life, we become accustomed to a mediocre way of being. We take lack of energy, mental anguish and life of struggle as the norm. We get so wrapped up in this way of thinking that we no longer see what is possible. I urge you to get out of that rut and believe that you can take a flight to a life of joy, harmony and freedom from suffering.