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How To Practice Yoga With Real Purpose

Updated on February 15, 2015
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Matthew has been working as a guide and a belief/theta healer to reconnect people to a journey of purpose.

Much of yoga is about personal energy flow, it helps release tensions and allows us to feel a great sense of calm. Most of the tensions we release from yoga are just symptoms of what is truly bothering us. The reason most of us are only aware of symptoms instead of the causes is because we lack a better understanding of our personal energy dynamics. With a better understanding we can become aware of the causes of our symptoms and learn how to fully release the deeper pains we have inside. From there we can evolve very quickly and efficiently through yoga. We gradually open up our consciousness to higher levels where we see incredible benefits every step of the way. Then we can actually achieve the fully rewarding state of stillness.


Practising yoga is very good for the mind, body and soul. Yoga helps to relax the mind and body as well as it relieves stress. Once finished practising yoga, one can feel a great sense of calm and peace. That calm can even bring in a sense of power and clarity. One can see better what to do and how to accomplish the next important tasks in their life. Therefore yoga can greatly help to bring in that state of mind we all really desire. This state of mind is less about analyzing but more about seeing and feeling. It is more connected to the real world around us. The only problem is that this feeling is temporary and we will soon get back to our ordinary state of mind. The reason we are subjected so easily to our ordinary state of mind is that there is so much in our subconscious that keeps us dependent on it. We feel that we need to analyze, plan and control our lives. However, when we reach that peaceful state of mind, we believe the opposite is true.


Much of the stress in our lives we create! Our subconscious is filled with beliefs of how the world should be and how we need to control it. It is very rare that our experiences will align themselves with our beliefs, therefore stress is created. The next question is why aren't our experiences aligned with our beliefs? We do the best we can to make sense of the world! The answer is simple; we are so far away from having beliefs that are aligned with the forces that make up the universe. Therefore the first step is to accept this and allow ourselves to be very flexible with our beliefs. The next step is to find a way to see the beliefs we created, especially those that are responsible for our stresses.


The beliefs that create stress in our lives are based on fear, guilt, shame, anger or any other negative emotion. Many of these beliefs we aren't even aware of, we have completely forgotten them, but they create the reality that we see. Whatever energy we put out, we get back through the law of attraction. Therefore many of our negative experiences are reflections of the limiting beliefs we have. Then we have stress! When we have stress, our perspectives can be consumed by its negative energy and we can worsen the situation. If we can't solve the problem that creates stress, we normally deal with it by escaping it, by over-analyzing the situation until we don't feel anything anymore or by letting time take care of things. The better way to deal with stress is to do yoga and let its energies flow out. Then we can restore a normal perceptive on things, yet it may only be temporary until a similar situation returns to put us right back into stress. The best way to deal with stress is start with yoga and then bring a higher awareness into the practice.


To use our higher awareness, we must feel the stress, surrender to it, go as deep as we can. Then we must ask ourselves what it is that we are really afraid of, or what is really bothering us. It can also be expectations we create, yet expectations are the result of our dependence on our beliefs. When we see what it is that is behind stress, we have to surrender to it and then release it. The deeper we go, the more pain we have to confront but also the more we can energize ourselves to enlighten our consciousness. In going deeper, our defence mechanisms will get in the way where we start uselessly thinking about anything to distract the pain. If we can get past that, we can really have a deeper release of energy that will allow us to grow out of our old fears and beliefs. From there we will feel enlightened and see a slight change in our reality.


Then we can actually resolve the issues we have that keep creating the similar cycles of stress in our lives. During that state of enlightenment we can see exactly how certain beliefs limited our lives. We can have a deeper view on how the law of attraction works. This law is important to grasp because is makes us take more responsibility in our lives therefore we can be much more efficient in finding our limiting beliefs. Learning from this will allow to understand others better as well. We will feel compassion towards other people's issues instead of resentment.


There is so much for us to work on in our lives that if we train ourselves to use our higher awareness, we will never get bored from working on ourselves. It will open up our consciousness to new levels. Actually knowledge is better gained when we can grasp it better. Therefore opening ourselves up towards higher levels of consciousness is how we can be better at everything, including of course, reducing stress.


From there we can learn to really understand what it means to find stillness in yoga. Our minds are overly active. They become less and less active when we rid ourselves of the beliefs that give us the need to control things, hence being governed by our egos. Achieving focus and concentration in yoga is better achieved when we can evolve ourselves out of our restricting beliefs and learn to trust ourselves instead. Having stillness is trusting yourself to be present in the moment. That means that there is no fear of outcomes, no beliefs about yourself to live up to. We have so far away from being aligned with the forces of the Universe that stillness may only be temporary until we inevitably get caught up by the insecurities within the subconscious mind. Although the battle of moving away from them is immeasurably rewarding.


The beliefs that create stress in our lives are based on fear, guilt, shame, anger or any other negative emotion. Many of these beliefs we aren't even aware of, we have completely forgotten them, but they create the reality that we see. We are far more pure when we are born, it is the issues we encounter during the chronology of our lives that cause us to develop our egos and personalities. When we are children, we don't have the strength and wisdom to deal with issues in the way of letting them completely pass through us. As adults, we can learn how to free ourselves in order to gradually restore than initial purity we had. The most efficient way to do so is to challenge the negative energies we feel to go directly towards the source. The slower way to do it is to analyse the symptoms of the ego and find ways to manage them. Going directly towards the core is directly finding our true selves, managing the ego keeps us on the surface.

Whatever energy we put out, we get back through the law of attraction. Therefore many of our negative experiences are reflections of the limiting beliefs we have. Then we have stress! When we have stress, our perspectives can be consumed by its negative energy and we can worsen the situation. If we can't solve the problem that creates stress, we normally deal with it by escaping it, by over-analyzing the situation until we don't feel anything anymore or by letting time take care of things. The better way to deal with stress is to do yoga and let its energies flow out. Then we can restore a normal perceptive on things, yet it may only be temporary until a similar situation returns to put us right back into stress. The best way to deal with stress is start with yoga and then bring a higher awareness into the practice.


To use our higher awareness, we must feel the stress, surrender to it, go as deep as we can. Then we must ask ourselves what it is that we are really afraid of, or what is really bothering us. It can also be expectations we create, yet expectations are the result of our dependence on our beliefs. When we see what it is that is behind stress, we have to surrender to it and then release it. The deeper we go, the more pain we have to confront but also the more we can energize ourselves to enlighten our consciousness. In going deeper, our defence mechanisms will get in the way where we start uselessly thinking about anything to distract the pain. If we can get past that, we can really have a deeper release of energy that will allow us to grow out of our old fears and beliefs. From there we will feel enlightened and see a slight change in our reality.


Then we can actually resolve the issues we have that keep creating the similar cycles of stress in our lives. During that state of enlightenment we can see exactly how certain beliefs limited our lives. We can have a deeper view on how the law of attraction works. This law is important to grasp because is makes us take more responsibility in our lives therefore we can be much more efficient in finding our limiting beliefs. Learning from this will allow to understand others better as well. We will feel compassion towards other people's issues instead of resentment.


There is so much for us to work on in our lives that if we train ourselves to use our higher awareness, we will never get bored from working on ourselves. It will open up our consciousness to new levels. Actually knowledge is better gained when we can grasp it better. Therefore opening ourselves up towards higher levels of consciousness is how we can be better at everything, including of course, reducing stress.


From there we can learn to really understand what it means to find stillness in yoga. Our minds are overly active. They become less and less active when we rid ourselves of the beliefs that give us the need to control things, hence being governed by our egos. Achieving focus and concentration in yoga is better achieved when we can evolve ourselves out of our restricting beliefs and learn to trust ourselves instead. Having stillness is trusting yourself to be present in the moment. That means that there is no fear of outcomes, no beliefs about yourself to live up to. We have so far away from being aligned with the forces of the Universe that stillness may only be temporary until we inevitably get caught up by the insecurities within the subconscious mind. Although the battle of moving away from them is immeasurably rewarding.

There are different kinds of yoga, but they all exercise the body in a way to bring in deeper breathing and a higher awareness of the body. It has almost doubled in popularity in the last 5 years. My opinion on this is that people are becoming aware of the importance in finding a peaceful state of mind. Here's an interesting link on yoga statistics.

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      Marcus 

      3 years ago from California

      great hub and great read! i practice yoga but sometimes its just hard to clear my mind and get lost in THAT moment. Thanks!

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