The Sat Nam is a mantra that is used often in Yoga practice and stands for :
The truth is in you
You are the Truth
To practice this mantra you just need to say Sat on an inhalation and Nam on an exhalation
Here you are also telling yourself that you have to live for and from yourself. Trying to live from your own truth. Be yourself and stay close to the worths and norms that work for you.
Meditation is really an integral part of the whole yoga philosophy. The biggest reason start doing all the asanas or positions is just to be able to sit on the floor in lotus position for longer periods of time.
Meditation is what is done to rest and to centre your mind.
- You focus on your breath
- You visualise your focus in your eyebrow centre or your heart centre
Through that we build Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (contemplation)
When you master all this you are on your way to Samadhi which is the final stage of enlightenment
The Chakras are the stages one needs to go through on the way to enlightenment.
These are represented in the body through different energy points which are often also pictured as spinning wheels of energy in different colours.
- muladhara Red Root Chakra
This base chakra represents trust, belief and balance
- svadhisthana Orange Sacral Chakra
The second Chakra shows the explorer and curiosity
- Manipura Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra
With this third Chakra we move on to the place where we balance and harmonise the centre of willpower
- Anahata Green Heart Chakra
This chakra lets you open your heart to greater love for all
- Vishudda Blue Throat Chakra
Now we can accept our originality while using our authentic voice
- Anja Indigo 3rd eye Chakra
This chakra allows to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection
- Saharara Gold Crown Chakra
This most important chakra allows us to experience mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature.
So Yoga is the Science about balance, getting to know ourselves in order to find the way between mind, body and breath
These last three weeks we have done the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) with Green Yoga International in Mallorca and this really has gotten my farther on my path to enlightenment...
These three weeks have been well worth it and I am exited to start exploring teaching yoga to others. I will try to get make contact with the local yoga schools to see if they can use an extra teacher and will put to practice the skills I have learnt in these very intense last 21 days.