With 100,000 miles (160,000 km) of blood vessels, a heart that produces enough energy in a day to power a truck for 20 miles (32 km) and 25 million new cells being born each second, the human body truly is brilliant. Our noses can remember 50,000 different scents, our eyes can distinguish about 10 million different colors and our minds produce around 40 thoughts per minute.
No machine on Earth can ever hope to come any close to our body’s complexity. Furthermore, our body has the power to heal itself. To help you unleash your true powers, I wish to share this simple healing yoga teacher training sequence from my own personal experience. What do I mean by healing? Healing is all about letting go of things you don’t need anymore. The mind is what stores and holds on to all of these things, it projects these holding patterns into the body and that is why we get sick and experience pain and imbalance in our life.
I always tell my students that if they want to be great yoga teachers they should be clear and simple about what and why they are sharing. When you communicate with clarity and simplicity, people will enjoy your classes. Through what you manage to transmit to your students, you can help them connect with their body and breath, and ultimately with their own healing powers. Healing is a natural weapon we all hold deep within ourselves. That’s right, your body can heal itself. This is a natural process that occurs when you are present and connected to your body, breath and heart. No need to complicate things any further than this, so simply give your students the opportunity to:
1. Move and hold yoga postures.
2. Feel into their body here and now. This is called ‘awareness practice’.
3. Breathe and connect with their heart.
Then their energy will flow. The mental-emotional-energetic blocks will release and clear. That is healing! That is very powerful.
Moving forward, I wish to share with you a healing yoga sequence I usually practice in the morning that I find simple and healing. I call it my Yin Yang Sequence, even though it is more Yin Yoga. Give it a try and see how you feel!
Benefits of this Simple Healing Yin Yoga Practice
The results are very transformative. For example, I have experienced:
- More energy
- Fewer aches and pains
- More lasting flexibility
- Calm, peace, relaxation
- Clarity, focus and attention
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Overcoming addictions
- Less chance of injuries
- Better communication skills, you will become a better listener
- More flow in your life, relationships and work
- Stronger immune system
- Better posture and quality of movement – when walking, or dancing, in martial arts and other sports
- Attracting more opportunities to connect and share the things you are passionate about
*This article was originally published on BodhiYogaTeacherTraining.com.
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