What is it that makes people voluntarily relinquish material advantage and social complacency? More often than not, it is because they are following their dharma. This little word carries a lot of weight in the yoga world.
Health is complex and there are many facets that make up the full picture. There are different approaches or maps that can be used in helping to understand the multi layered picture of complexities that have an impact on the health of the immune system. For the purpose of this blog we are going to use the map of the koshas.
Meditation practices can also be called Raja Yoga or the Royal Path. Raja, means royal. Raja Yoga deals with the mind. The last three steps of this classical eight limbed system of Patanjali concern meditation. They are Dharana, concentration and Dhyana, Meditation, which leads to the eighth and final step, Samadhi or super consciousness.
“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.” Rumi. Annie Edwards is one of our retreat teachers, she loves the written word, weaving poetry and philosophical inspiration into her classes and places emphasis on ample time for rest and relaxation.