YOGA and FREEDOM

14 Jun 19

Liberdade – essa palavra,

que o sonho humano alimenta:

que não há ninguém que explique,

e ninguém que não entenda…

 

(Freedom – this word  

that feeds the human dream 

that no one can explain

and no one can’t understand)

Cecília Meireles (BRAZIL)

 

Yoga as a source of freedom for the BODY

What is the use of our body? How many hours of the day of the week, of the year, of our lives do we spend seated?

Whether at work, at home, in our car, we are in constant use of a computer or smartphone. Today, we live a life marked by excessive use of the chair. The losses to our entire nervous system are much greater than we can imagine.  Over the years, there is a progressive impairment of joint mobility and, in consequence, a loss of blood flow which generates a systemic impact detrimental both to structure and body function.

This sedentary lifestyle, the tension pressures (added to stress and anxiety patterns) and even so, physical activities are incautious and unconscious, they a reasonable range of physical disorders – since they are installed our organism. During the year in which more and more it was seeing more and more stiffened, limiting our mobility and affecting our quality of life. We ended up, therefore, cloistered in a kind of prison: to be limited to a body, not functional, painful and devitalised.

In short, our entire body is deeply impacted by his use.

In the meantime, a unique efficiency of Yoga in the corporal sphere stands out: the positions / asanas and the combination of Kaiut method sequences (with high level of security) seek restoration and preservation of the biomechanical potential of each part of the body. In each student we search for energy and flexibility, everything is adjusted in respect as life circumstances and needs of each individual. The Impact of Regular Yoga Practice on each joint and body structure is consistently beneficial and therapeutic, leading to restoration, with a positive impact on all systems and bodies.

How does this happen? Part of the answer is not that the positions of Yoga, when unlocking as corporate boards and structures make it possible for the baby flow to arrive one of our cells, in all regions of the organism. It is worth remembering that it is that the nutrients reach all the cells of the body. Therefore, it is not sensible only cultivate the meals so there are a few that prevent circulation. We are the product of our food, but also and, above all, we are product of the use that we make of our body.

Therefore, with the body, the practice of Yoga has an extreme freedom, as far as in which it re-establishes the genetic potential of each student, with respect to their particularities, unlocking body structures. This unblocking ends up releasing, in a balanced manner, all joint areas for a single and efficient blood; therefore, a fullness of the corporeal potential is recovered. It is thus sought the high level of efficiency and technical sophistication of the Kaiut Yoga method, the main structure of our body, generating greater vitality throughout the body.

Yoga as a source of freedom for the MIND

Concepts such as freedom and free will have always guided most philosophical systems, institutions and even religions around the world. Therefore, we start from the assumption that we are the product of our choices. But how do we choose? How do we decide? The criterion and reasons for our daily choices are merely rational or, perhaps common sense, have an emotional background? What is the real level of influence in our lives part of our emotional states, nervous system, unconscious, internal beliefs that, from one way or another, ground our way of seeing the world?

Currently, in several areas of knowledge, from psychology to neuroscience, the idea is supported that our decision-making process and our worldview is also a reflection of several others aspects beyond those merely rational, including here the influence of a great variety of any internal mismatches or imbalances. And such a reflex is much greater than we usually imagine.

Parallel to this, the daily nuisance of “mental noises” on our minds is well known and, consequently, about our body and behavior. Whether it be through worries, recurrent thoughts, unnecessary anticipations, fear, regrets, guilts, etc… we tend to live with our minds entangled in the past or the future. Is increasingly difficult to be in the present.

Our mental fluctuations negatively impact not only our health, but our life, because they influence our decisions and choices. In that sense, the writer’s David Foster Wallace: “I’m sure you’ve already realized how difficult it is to be alert and attentive [present], rather than hypnotized by the constant monologue we have in our heads. “

From his origin, what Yoga seeks is the cessation of fluctuations of the mind, leading the practitioner to the development and maintenance of a precious state of neutrality and internal balance, which will profoundly and positively impact all areas of mind and body.

Yoga, in this way, besides providing innumerable blessings to the physical body, is a practice that uses the body as a sacred instrument to reach the mind, impacting it constructively and positively. It is, therefore, a powerful source of freedom for the mind.

How does this happen? Through the practice of Yoga, we seek to gradually change the patterns of nervous system (returning to the natural references of balance) and, from this, to positively our mental state. The proper integration between body and mind is thus produced, generating a better quality of life. In each class, it is encouraged to perfect the understanding of our body, expanding the perception and personal knowledge of how the mind impacts the body. O Yoga uses the body as a powerful tool for knowing and educating the mind; so it is something far beyond mere physical activity.

In each class, the teacher-led conducts an authentic meditative process through presence exercises – among other resources, through stimuli of bodily perception. Thus, the student is encouraged to develop a deep personal perception and self-analysis, making possible the progressive untying of patterns and conditioning. The practitioner is empowered to re-educate the mind so that operate at a more balanced and positive “frequency” – even in day of great physical or mental exigency.

The regular practice of Yoga, while producing a more flexible and strong body in the leads us to be more aware and sensitive, more resilient and tolerant, more stable and balanced.

I close sharing the definition of Francisco Kaiut that synthesizes and unifies everything I have sought present above: “Yoga is a practice that educates and empowers the body; trains, prepares and enriches the mind; so that body and mind are aligned with the perfection of our own spirit “.

Naudé Prates