Yoga For Mental Health

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Yoga For Mental Health
Discovering our true nature as
bountiful, beautiful, blissful, and
free!
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What is yoga anyway??????
• Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years!!!! The first
writings on yoga were from around the 5th century BCE!!!
(7000 years ago).
• The Yoga Sutras, written by Patanjali, the “father of yoga”
was written in the 2nd century BCE.
• Yoga comes from the root word Yug, which means to bind,
join, unite, or find union with. In this case it is a joining of
the individual self with the Supreme Self. In other words,
we recognize we are one with the Divine and all that is.
• Yoga is a path to help us discover the truth of who we are,
the truth that it is the birthright of every human being to
be healthy, happy, and holy!!
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You don’t have to be as flexible as a
pretzel to do yoga!!!!!!!
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Yoga was designed as medicine for the
mind, body and spirit
• Yoga is not just about doing poses. It is just as
much about ethical principles, qualities to
cultivate in our personalities, breathing
practices, developing concentration, and
meditation
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What is health???
• Healing = Wholing
• Health is recognizing that we are whole!!
• Health is not only physical but also mental and
spiritual
• From a wholistic perspective, there is no
separation between mind, body and spirit.
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Did you know that we are a reflection
of nature???????
• We are the microcosom of the macrocosm
• The earth is 78% water and so are we!!!!!
• As the earth is reborn in the spring, so are we!
As the trees let go in the fall and energy
condenses, so does it happen in us!
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Speaking of water!!!!!!!!!
• A man named Masaru Emoto has dedicated his
life to the study and photography of water
crystals.
• The composition of the water crystals literally
change based on the words and even thoughts
directed at them
• Remembering that we are 78% water we must
ask ourselves, what kind of messages are we
choosing to give ourselves and each other though
our thoughts and words. We are creating our
physical and mental forms!!!!!
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The greatest power we are given is the
power to change our minds!!!!
• People are often sick in mind and body
because they were never told that they are
whole, precious or beautiful.
• Before we can truly share this truth with
another, we must first take the journey of this
deep realization for ourselves!!
• THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY FOR TRUE MENTAL
HEALTH!!!!!!!!!
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