Each one of us is unique in this world. We are born equal, with the same intellect and also with all the tools inside to exploit our own potential and to get the best of what we have. But even though we are a shiny diamond, we have a veil of illusion that only lets us see the rock, and not the bright diamond beneath. Most of us are ignorant of our own true nature and that brings us pain, instability and insecurities. And when you don’t know yourself , everything
Il semble juste de dire que nous vivons dans une société qui cherche à vendre un bonheur illusionnel. Plus nous
tentons d’accéder à ce bonheur, plus il semble nous échapper. Nous sommes gavés de sécurités matérielles et
relationnelles, dans cette roue qui tourne continuellemment, avec des idées distortionnées de ce que représente le réel bonheur.
Ceci étant dit, dans une telle société, il est primordial de trouver le temps de revenir à soi. Le yoga représente une excellente pratique pour évoluer sur les plans physique, mental, émotionnel et spirituel. Il permet d’ouvrir sa con-science, de retrouver une paix intérieure. Pour plusieurs, il apporte un sens à la vie, d’où son importance.
My name is Matteo and I have just started Yoga in this Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. I will turn 35 this year and I can say that my body is not in the same shape than 10 years ago (even less). I am certain that a daily practice of asanas will help me to manage my first aging.
I should not say that I have just started Yoga as Yoga is everywhere in our life, that is something that we discover when we study Yoga. When I was young, I used to practice sport twice a day to become a champion in athletics. Then I have been able to integrate a special force in the
French army, before leaving for a peaceful life with 6 months of vacation a year and concentrate this time to meditation, spiritual experiences, psychology trainings…
Imagine being able to somehow communicate with your body and therefore loving your body more intensely. Clearly, yoga is much more than a healthy relationship with your body. It spans from relaxing your mind, to connecting with your soul to finding a life path which is more true to yourself. I truly think that there is nothing better than yoga practice. If you take the time to close the door behind you and focus on the asanas and the breathing for an hour or two a couple of times a week, miracles will start to happen. I started to feel more connected to my body and consequently love my body more. It was almost as if I can have a conversation with my limbs and find harmony between what I want to do and how the muscles and joints will react to it.
Yoga Makes You Happy In modern lives everything is happening really fast; we can have anything we want, when we want, the way we want. We connect with people far away, in different time zones and have insights about their lives just by scrolling our own smartphones checking their social media accounts. We constantly compare our lives with them with the illusion that they have better conditions than us when in reality what we see online is only a frame of the best part of them. This hectic life we have been living is making most of us sad and sick without even noticing the real reason why. One of the most important things; and by the way we take it for granted; is something really simple and it does not cost a single penny, our breath. The practice of deep breathing can help us to avoid the “fight or […]