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 aligned.
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 of life.
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 the cycle.
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
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
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
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 appropriate
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 us.
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 supernatural vision.
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 tradition.
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 material.
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
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
Scientific studies of laughter and humor therapies for acute
and chronic diseases have found that laughter -
- Helps boost the immune and circulatory
- Enhances oxygen intake
- Relaxes muscles throughout the entire
- 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
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
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 body.
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
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
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 and
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
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 violence.
V M T -
Voice Movement Therapy
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 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
Ancient 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 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