The Alexander technique teaches
people how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular and mental
tension during their everyday activities. It is an educational
process rather than a relaxation technique or form of exercise.
The Alexander technique has been shown to be helpful for back
pain and Parkinson's. Practictioners say such problems are often
caused by people repeatedly mis-using their bodies over a long
period of time, for example by standing or sitting with their
weight unevenly distributed, holding their heads incorrectly,
or walking or running inefficiently. The purpose of the Alexander
technique is to help people unlearn bad physical habits and return
to a balanced state of rest and poise in which the body is well
Energy medicine, energy therapy or
energy healing holds the belief that a healer can channel healing
energy into the person seeking help by different methods: hands-on,
hands-off, and distant (or absent) where the patient and healer
are in different locations.
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine
methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients
by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into
acupuncture points in the skin. According to traditional Chinese
medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the
flow of qi or energy through channels known as meridians in the
Alternative medicine is any of a wide
range of health care practices, products and therapies, which
typically are not included in the degree courses of established
medical schools teaching western medicine.
Angel therapy is a non-denominational
spiritual healing method that involves working with a person's
guardian angels and archangels, to heal and harmonise every aspect
Antaneea technique is one tool which
helps you to uncover what it is we have stored on a cellular level
and why. During the gentle loving massage the experienced therapist
is able to read the body to help the client unlock the memories
of past unreleased trauma. Almost like connecting the dots from
our current experiences to the past stored stuff that instigated
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative
medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential
oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering
a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health.
Astrology consists of a number of belief
systems which hold that there is a relationship between astronomical
phenomena and events in the human world. In the West, astrology
most often consists of a system of horoscopes that claim to explain
aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in
their life based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other
planetary objects at the time of their birth. Many cultures have
attached importance to astronomical events and the Indians, Chinese,
and Mayans developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial
events from celestial observations.
Aura photography and reading
The aura is the electromagnetic field
that surrounds the human body (Human Energy Field-HEF) and every
organism and object in the Universe. The Human Energy Field is
a collection of electro-magnetic energies of varying densities
that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body
of a living person. These particles of energy are suspended around
the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. This "auric
egg" emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet (1 meter
on average) on all sides. It extends above the head and below
the feet into the ground. Aura photography captures this field
and trained practitioners can interpret this field.
Colour is a universal language understood
by all people in all cultures. A non-intrusive colour system of
great beauty which offers you the opportunity for greater self
awareness and transformation. It invites you to work from the
deeper level of your being, empowering you to help yourself. It
uses the visual and non-visual energies of colour, the energies
of herbs from essential oils and herbal extracts and the energies
of crystals and gems. It is for those who wish to come to a new
focus in their life and /or wish to develop themselves. Aura-Soma
® speaks to you through 109 beautiful bottles of rainbow coloured
oils, special essences, pomanders and quintessence.
Ayurveda or ayurvedic medicine
is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent
and a form of alternative medicine. The oldest known ayurvedic
texts are the Suruta Sahit and the Charaka Sahit. These classical
Sanskrit encyclopedias of medicine are among the foundational
and formally compiled works of ayurveda. By the medieval period,
ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations
and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments.
Biofeedback is a technique that
trains people to improve their health by controlling certain bodily
processes that normally happen involuntarily, such as heart rate,
blood pressure, muscle tension, and skin temperature. Electrodes
attached to your skin measure these processes and display them
on a monitor. With help from a biofeedback therapist, you can
learn to change your heart rate or blood pressure, for example.
At first you use the monitor to see your progress, but eventually
you will be able to achieve success without the monitor or electrodes.
Biofeedback is an effective therapy for many conditions, but it
is primarily used to treat high blood pressure, tension headache,
migraine headache, chronic pain, and urinary incontinence.
Body Alignment Technique
Body Alignment utilizes applied
kinesiology - a muscle-testing technique - to access the body's
bio-computer and thus locate emotional blockages. The technique
works vibrationally to clear subconscious memory pathways as well
as to lift the body's vibrational frequency to its optimal level.
Body Alignment Technique balances the physical structure, organs,
glands, body systems, meridians and chakras; releases suppressed
emotions, toxicity & stress; increases vitality, self confidence
and self empowerment. It also improves digestion, assimilates
immune response; relieves pain and fatigue rapidly and effectively
aligns the physical & emotional bodies.
These energy centers are seen throughout
history from slightly different perspectives depending on the
culture from which it sprang. The seven chakras or seals are powerful
energy centers within the body which represent different levels
of consciousness. Chakra means "wheel"; a vortex of
vibration, light and energy. A chakra point is where two lines
of energy cross. They are located in the astral (light/energy)
body. Some people think of them as little computers; each center
processes different information. There are seven major chakras
and many minor ones. Each major chakra relates to a different
gland. The first three levels of sexuality/survival, pain/suffering
and power respectively represent the dynamics at play in social
consciousness and in the human drama. When the upper centers are
activated a higher level of awareness is experienced. Chakra balancing
facilitates the flow of energy freely between the chakras, thus
creating harmony within the body.
Channeling is the reception of thought
from the spirit world for the purpose of communicating with spirits
(non-corporal entities, spirits of the deceased, or nature spirits)
and angels. The person receiving and passing on the information
is called medium or psychic reader.
Cosmobiology is a scientific discipline
concerned with the possible correlation between the cosmos and
organic life and the effects of cosmic rhythms and stellar motion
on the human body. It also researches these correlations and effects
as mirrored by earth's plant and animal life as a whole. In this
endeavor, Cosmobiology utilises modern-day methods of scientific
research, such as statistics, analysis, and computer programming.
Colour - or Chromotherapy
Chromotherapy, sometimes called color
therapy, colourology or cromatherapy, is a complementary medicine
method. It is said that a therapist trained in chromotherapy can
use light in the form of color to balance "energy" wherever
a person's body be lacking, whether on physical, emotional, spiritual,
or mental levels.
Complementary medicine is alternative
medicine used together with conventional medical treatment, in
the belief that it increases the effectiveness, or "complements",
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is
a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the Craniosacral
system - the environment in which the brain and spinal cord function.
Imbalance or dysfunction in the Craniosacral system can cause
a wide range of sensory, motor or neurological impairments and
dysfunction. Craniosacral therapy has been found to be effective
for an extensive variety of health issues. Craniosacral therapy
supports the body's innate ability to effect deep healing of physical
and emotional blockages. These blockages impact - in varying degrees
- on systems within the body, including the immune, endocrine
(hormonal), skeletal, respiratory, reproductive and digestive
systems. Blockages are restrictions in the Craniosacral system,
resulting from physical or emotional traumas that have not found
Crystal healing is a technique that
employs stones and crystals as healing tools. The practitioner
places crystals on different parts of the body, often corresponding
to chakras. According to practitioners, when the stones are placed
in the area of the chakras, the colour of the stones may be chosen
so as to correspond to the colour which is said to be associated
with the corresponding chakra. Stones are used at the feet to
try to ground the individual, or held in the hands. Practitioners
sometimes use crystal wands, which are placed near the receiver's
body, or near a certain blocked chakra.
Ecstatic Trance Dance is a powerful,
healing and transformational active meditation. Using breath and
dance it takes one beyond the ego and ultimately results in transcendence
and creates a deeper awareness of ourselves and the world around
Divination is the attempt to gain insight
into a question or situation by way of a supernatural process
or ritual. Used in various forms throughout history, diviners
ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed
by reading signs, events, or omens, or through contact with a
Electro resonance gem therapy
A non - invasive treatment, delivered through transducer lamps,
which places the frequencies at cellular level to start healing
from the inside out.
Emotional Freedom Technique
The Emotional Freedom Technique is used to get rid of negative
energy by 'tapping' the body on certain spots.
Essential oil therapy
An essential oil is a concentrated
hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants.
Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils
or simply as the "oil of" the plant from which they
were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential"
in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence,
of the plant. These oils are used to treat a number of ailments.
Our family systems are powerful
forces in our lives. Hidden dynamics working across generations
can leave us an inheritance of habits and entanglements that stop
us from moving forward. Family Constellations is a hands-on, interactive,
practical therapy, first pioneered by Bert Hellinger (German psychotherapist),
that seeks to release these entanglements and create new possibilities
for movement and change. It has its roots in family systems therapy,
phenomenology, and the ancestor reverence of South African tribal
Feng Shui is a Chinese system
believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and
Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive energy flow.
The art of determining the most propitious design and placement
of a grave, building, room, etc., so that the maximum harmony
is achieved between the flow of energy of the environment and
that of the user, believed to bring good fortune.
Part of 'awareness' is caring
for the environment. Green products are any products that are
environmentally friendly and recyclable or made from recycled
A herb is a plant or plant part used
for its scent, flavor or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicine
products are dietary supplements that people take to improve their
health. Many herbs have been used for a long time for claimed
health benefits. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders,
teas, extracts and fresh or dried plants.
Holographic breathing is a revolutionary
new breathing system. Its principles are easy to learn and promote
healing and well being. Holographic Breathing unfolds every cell
and energy in the body.
Homeopathy is a system of alternative
medicine originated in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his
doctrine of similia similibus curentur ("like cures like"),
according to which a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease
in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people. Hahnemann
believed that the underlying cause of disease were phenomena that
he termed miasms, and that homeopathic remedies addressed these.
The remedies are prepared by repeatedly diluting a chosen substance
in alcohol or distilled water, followed by forceful striking on
an elastic body, called succession. Each dilution followed by
succussion is said to increase the remedy's potency. Homeopaths
select remedies by consulting reference books known as repertories,
considering the totality of the patient's symptoms as well as
the patient's personal traits, physical and psychological state,
and life history.
Hypnotherapy is a therapy that is undertaken
with a subject in hypnosis. The word "hypnosis" is an
abbreviation of James Braid's (1841) term "neuro-hypnotism",
meaning "sleep of the nervous system". A person who
is hypnotized displays certain unusual characteristics and propensities,
compared with a non-hypnotized subject, most notably hyper-suggestibility.
Iridology is an alternative medicine
technique whose proponents claim that patterns, colors, and other
characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information
about a patient's systemic health. Practitioners match their observations
to iris charts, which divide the iris into zones that correspond
to specific parts of the human body. Iridologists see the eyes
as 'windows' into the body's state of health.
Once only practiced by the mysterious
South Sea island kahunas or native priests, ka huna massage (also
known as lomi lomi) is known in Hawaii as 'loving hands massage'.
A key concept of this deceptively powerful therapy is that the
practitioner has to remain totally focused on the client, feeling
deep love and compassion for them, rather than treating them as
an 'object' to be 'fixed'. Ka huna massage affects the lymphatic,
immune, digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems. It can
therefore help a variety of ailments, from irritable bowel syndrome
to headaches and asthma. It's especially appropriate for stress-related
aches and neck and upper back tension.
Scientific studies of laughter and humor therapies for acute and
chronic diseases have found that laughter -
- Helps boost the immune and circulatory systems
- Enhances oxygen intake
- Relaxes muscles throughout the entire body
- Triggers the natural release of endorphins,
- Lowers and stabilizes blood pressure
- Improve alertness and creativity
- Promotes sound sleep
- Promotes an overall sense of well-being
Life coaching is a practice that helps
people identify and achieve personal goals. Life coaches assist
clients by using a variety of tools and techniques. Life coaching
draws inspiration from disciplines such as sociology, psychology,
positive adult development and career counseling. Specialty life
coaches may have degrees in psychological counseling, hypnosis,
dream analysis, marketing and other areas relevant to providing
guidance. However, they are not necessarily therapists or consultants.
Psychological intervention and business analysis may be outside
the scope of some coaches' work.
Magnet therapy, or magnotherapy is
an alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic
fields. Practitioners claim that subjecting certain parts of the
body to magnetostatic fields produced by permanent magnets has
beneficial health effects.
Massage is the manipulating of superficial
and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various
techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease
muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability &
promote relaxation and well-being.
Meditation is a practice in which an
individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness,
either to realise some benefit or as an end in itself. The term
meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that include
techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy
and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly
sustained single-pointed concentration, meant to enable its practitioner
to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging
in any life activity.
Mindfulness (also translated as awareness)
is a spiritual or psychological state that is considered to be
of great importance in the path to enlightenment. Enlightenment
is a state of being in which greed, hatred and delusion have been
overcome, abandoned and are absent from the mind. Mindfulness,
which, among other things, is an attentive awareness of the reality
of things, especially of the present moment.
Music therapy is an expressive therapy,
consisting of an interpersonal process in which a trained music
therapist uses music and all of its facets - physical, emotional,
mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual - to help clients improve
or maintain their health.
Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine,
is a form of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism,
which states that a special energy called vital energy or vital
force guides bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction,
growth, and adaptation. Naturopathy favors a holistic approach
with non-invasive treatment and, similar to conventional medicine,
encourages minimal use of surgery and drugs.
Neuro linguistic programming (NLP)
is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy
created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, USA
in the 1970s. The title asserts a connection between the neurological
processes (neuro), language (linguistic), and behavioural patterns
learned through experience (programming) that can be changed to
achieve specific goals in life.
Numerology is any study of the purported
divine, mystical or other special relationship between a number
and some coinciding observed events. It has many systems and traditions
and beliefs. Numerology and numerological divination by systems
such as isopsephy were popular among early mathematicians, such
as Pythagoras, but are no longer considered part of mathematics.
Palmistry or chiromancy is the art
of characterisation and foretelling the future through the study
of the palm, also known as palm reading, or chirology. The practice
is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations.
Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm
readers, hand readers, hand analysts, or chirologists.
Postural integration practitioners
are highly skilled facilitators of self exploration employing
a body-mind alignment and integration approach that is extraordinarily
powerful for personal transformation. Its unusual effectiveness
comes from the simultaneous use of body awareness, connective
tissue work, energetic release and integration through breathing,
expressive movement, 'Facia Release' and the integration of and
opening to feelings and attitudes held in the bodymind.
A psychic is a person who has an ability
to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through
extrasensory perception (ESP), or who is said by others to have
such abilities. It can also denote an ability of the mind to influence
the world physically using psychokinetic powers such as those
formerly claimed by Uri Geller. Psychic ability is not necessarily
an inborn trait. One can learn to develop this ability through
a series of practices.
Rebirthing is a therapeutic technique
used in various types of alternative medicine and psychotherapy.
Rebirthing generally refers to a technique used to treat a patient
who has suffered some traumatic event. The idea is to simulate
a second birth, thus creating a fresh start, a fresh consciousness
in the life and mind of the patient. Although this second birth
may be achieved in a number of ways, the basis of the therapy
holds that revisiting the trauma experienced during birth can
have a therapeutic effect.
One method of rebirthing is known as Rebirthing Breathwork, which
is also known as conscious connective circular breathing. This
specific therapy is said to have been developed by Leonard Orr
in the 1960's and 1970's. Similar practices of guided conscious
breathing, such as yoga and pranayama, had already been practiced
for hundreds of years. The essence of the practice lies in paying
attention to ones own breath, and breathing at a certain pace.
Rebirthing breathwork includes inhaling and exhaling without a
pause in between. The technique is said to bring about memories
of one's traumatic birth, and present this trauma for the practitioner
to relive and heal. Other benefits claimed by practitioners of
Rebirthing Breathwork include improvements in physical health,
mental clarity, and emotional stability.
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an
alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure
to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand
techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what
reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas
that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands,
with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the
Past life regression is a technique
that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe are memories
of past lives or incarnations. Numerous people over millennia
have reported experiencing memories of past lives to warrant serious
consideration of the phenomenon. Past life regression is typically
undertaken either in pursuit of a spiritual experience, or in
a psychotherapeutic setting to resolve trauma or related difficulties.
The technique used during past life regression involves the subject
answering a series of questions while hypnotised to reveal identity
and events of past lives, a method similar to that used in recovered
Reiki is a spiritual practice developed
in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been
adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique
commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of
alternative medicine. Through the use of this technique, practitioners
believe that they are transferring universal energy through the
palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
Resonance Repatterning®, also called
Holographic Repatterning®, is a process that enables you to
create positive change in any area of your life where you experience
limitation. It is a form of energy healing that allows you to
shift what you're resonating with - effortlessly. This means that
you automatically respond differently to situations and begin
to attract new scenarios and opportunities into your life. Because
Resonance Repatterning works on principles of quantum physics,
it can be done from a distance, in groups by remote distance healing
proxy, one-on-one; and you can even do it on yourself.
Resonance Repatterning is based on principles of new physics and
psychology, as well as ancient healing practices. It is a synthesis
of many energy healing modalities - including the Chinese five-element
theory of the meridians, acupuncture and the theory of the chakras.
Rife frequency therapy, put simply,
is a term for the use of ultrasound to kill germs. This ultrasound
can be produced in multiple ways but the ultimate effect is that
it becomes sound inside the human body. Most every germ or pathogen
has its own resonant frequency at which it will vibrate and shake
until its structure is disrupted, much like the old adage about
the opera singer shattering a wine glass with her voice. Most
bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, etc., have very weak outer
cell walls and when the right 'frequency' is aimed at them, they
will dissolve and fall apart.
Rolfing is a holistic system of soft
tissue manipulation and movement education that organises the
whole body in gravity. Manipulation of the muscle fasciae is believed
to yield therapeutic benefits, including that clients stand straighter,
gain height and move better, through the correction of soft tissue
fixations or dystonia.
Shamanism is a practice that involves
a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order
to encounter and interact with the spirit world. They typically
enter into a trance state during a ritual and practice divination
Shiatsu is Japanese for 'finger pressure'.
It is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and
palm pressure, stretches and other massage techniques. Shiatsu
practitioners promote it as a way to help people relax and cope
with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety and depression.
T'ai Chi is an internal Chinese
martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health
benefits. It is a series of slow, deliberate movements said to
focus the flow of energy.
Tantra itself means to weave,
to expand and to spread and according to tantrik masters, the
fabric of life can provide true and ever-lasting fulfillment only
when all the threads are woven according to the pattern designated
by nature. When we are born, life naturally forms itself around
that pattern. But as we grow, our ignorance, desire, attachment,
fear and false images of others and ourselves tangle and tear
the threads, disfiguring the fabric. Tantra practice reweaves
the fabric and restores the original pattern. This path is systematic
and comprehensive. The profound science and practices pertaining
to hatha yoga, pranayama, mudras, rituals, kundalini yoga, nada
yoga, mantra, mandala, visualization of deities, alchemy, ayurveda,
astrology, and hundreds of esoteric practices for generating worldly
and spiritual prosperity blend perfectly in the tantrik disciplines.
The tarot is a pack of playing
cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid 15th century
in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such
as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century
until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics
and occultists in efforts at divination or as a map of mental
and spiritual pathways. Each card's basic meaning is altered by
the card's position in the spread of cards laid out by the fortune-teller,
by the card's orientation and by the cards that are near it.
Why do you wish to know me? Is it because I have at my
fingertips the secret to your soul?
Is it because I can search the inner recesses of your heart and
expose the contradictions that lie within?
Is it because I have at my command the forces of the universe
which can sweep away the lies and distortions of the reality embedded
in your subconscious mind? Is it because I have at my disposal
the tools to help you access your higher self and align your purpose
to that of your soul contract?
I bring you the wisdom of the universe and the understanding of
your own journey.
I light the way for you on your destined path.
And with ease and grace, in the twinkling of an eye, I release
you from the energetic chains that bind you to the subconscious
beliefs sabotaging your life.
Tibetan Sound Therapy is practiced
with ancient instruments comprising of Tibetan singing bowls,
bells, cymbals and gongs. Sound therapy (vibrational healing and
balancing) uses vibration sound which works on a deep cellular
level reactivating the cells, balancing the left and right hemispheres
of the brain, balancing chakras in the body and allowing free
health flow throughout. The therapy is excellent for reducing
stress and stress related conditions. During the sessions the
sound and vibrations move the brain into the alpha and theta state
inducing a peaceful and meditative state altering one's consciousness.
The TM technique is an effortless technique
for automatic self-transcending. It allows your mind to settle
inward beyond thought to experience the source of thought - pure
awareness. This is the most silent blissful and peaceful level
of consciousness - your innermost Self. Research shows the TM
technique produces a unique state of "restful alertness"
in the mind and body. No other form of meditation has been found
to produce this state which does not occur in meditations involving
concentration or mindfulness. Over 350 published, peer-reviewed
studies have collectively found that regular practice of the TM
technique produces immediate and long-term wellness benefits for
mind and body.
TRE - Trauma Releasing Exercise
TRE is a simple technique that
uses exercises to release stress or tension from the body that
accumulate from every day circumstances of life. From difficult
situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic
life experiences for example natural disasters and social or domestic
V M T - Voice
VMT work begins, not with the
spoken work, its cognitive content or articulation, but with the
affective aspects of voiced sound and combines a basic knowledge
of the acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the vocal system.
It is, in essence, an exploration of the self and one's ability
to communicate, verbally and non-verbally, through the voice.
It is useful for those for whom vocal expression is blocked, limited
or otherwise difficult as a result of neurological or physical
impediments and/or emotional distress, as well as those who seek
further personal or professional empowerment through the voice.
The vortex system of healing
is a collection of individual potenised vortex cards that hold
restructured magnets. Dr Jeff Levin energizes each card to have
a unique and specific frequency that will assist in accelerating
and deepening the healing of the body and our environment. The
cards are covered in a variety of colourful sacred geometry shapes
which amplifies the information held on the magnet. The vortex
cards are used by a trained practitioner in a specific way to
maximize the intention behind each card and its function. The
cards can also be utilized by a lay person as directed by a practitioner
to help transform harmful energy frequencies to lighter, more
healing frequencies that are in harmony with our body and environment.
Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge
that dates back more than 5000 years. The word 'Yoga' came from
the Sanskrit word 'yuj' which means 'to unite or integrate'. Yoga
is about the union of a person's own consciousness and the universal
Yogis had a belief that in order for man to be in harmony with
himself and his environment, he has to integrate the body, the
mind, and the spirit. For these three to be integrated, emotion,
action, and intelligence must be in balance. The Yogis formulated
a way to achieve and maintain this balance and it is done through
exercise, breathing and meditation - the three main Yoga structures.
Yoga exercises improve circulation, stimulate the abdominal organs,
and put pressure on the glandular system of the body, which can
generally result to better health. Breathing techniques were developed
based on the concept that breath is the source of life. In Yoga,
students gain breathing control as they slowly increase their
breathing. By focusing on their breathing, they prepare their
minds for the next step - meditation. There is a general misconception
that in meditation; your mind has to go blank. It doesn't have
to be so. In Meditation, students bring the activities of the
mind into focus resulting in a 'quiet' mind. By designing physical
poses and breathing techniques that develop awareness of our body,
Yoga helps us focus and relieves us from our everyday stress.