Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Dru yoga

Since a little while I’m back doing yoga! Yoga is a 5000-year old practice, which evolves throughout time to meet the needs of our time. At its essence, Yoga is an approach to healthy living that focuses on harmonizing the body, mind and spirit. This is accomplished through learning to focus on the present (for me this is a challenge) with a series of exercises that link physical postures (asanas) with the breath. The result is a feeling of balanced energy, a calm heart, peaceful mind and a inner sense of well-being and joy. There are many different forms of yoga.  I’m doing Dru Yoga.

image "Dru" was coined from the Sanskrit word dhruva meaning "still" and "unchanging". This ancient yogic tradition focuses towards our Dhruvakasha, an inner space which is still and spacious. No matter how stressful our lives can become, this place retains our inner tranquility and strength. Dru Yoga utilizes the "soft-body approach" as a stress antidote in a deeper level. Through a simple sequence of Yoga Postures done with great focus and attention, our body releases our inner strength, peace and poise.

One of the most significant contributions of the Dru Yoga is the Energy Block Release sequences (EBRs). These are easy-to-perform sequences of movements, breathing patterns, hand gestures (mudra) and visualizations that help release the blockages of energy.

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imageDru Yoga helps lessen overall body tension. It also enhances  physical well-being and helps us handle stress and manage conflicts that we encounter everyday. In combination with NLP, I’m slowly feeling and experiencing the effects.

Yoga is teaching me how to be present with myself and encourages me to honour myself.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." -Eleanor Roosevelt

What works for you? Are you living in the ‘now’?

1 comment:

Berna said...

Hoi Helen, Een goede keuze. Je zult er veel aan hebben.