LATEST UPDATE: As part of our well-being series, the One World Foundation is now sponsoring yoga and meditation classes in all our constituent partners and centers around the world. We also encourage group yoga to be conducted during your One World Alignment meetings, and will arrange for instructors to attend your gatherings. If you need a list of endorsed yoga and meditation teachers please call 077 5592 8576 and ask for our Well Being Programs Chief Coordinator, Amy Knowles or her assistant, John Boateng. Thank you for your cooperation!
Benefits of Yoga – as contributed by Amy Knowles, MSc (Cardiff), Special Programs Coordinator @OneWorld Foundation (email her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The world people live in today is a very hectic one. Filled with stress and negative energy, it is very easy to get caught up in the grind. If you have noticed that you don’t “stop and smell the roses” or that you’re struggling with finding inner peace, it is very important to do something about it. If you’re always on edge, your days will feel like they go on for ages. You might have heard a lot of talk about yoga, but you probably don’t know the benefits of it. So, why should you try yoga?
Yoga is a wonderful way to become a more compassionate, peaceful person. If you always blame others for your downfalls or you have problems with taking ownership, yoga can help you learn to become more accepting. Once you are able to accept your downfalls, you will be able to find inner peace. If you want to be a happy individual, you need to make sure to get rid of all the negative energy. Yoga is a very physical way to shun the negative energy away, and with the help of brainwave entrainment programs you can completely heal yourself from negativity.
While yoga is not a strenuous workout, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make you stronger. Many people find that they are much stronger after taking yoga classes. Yoga is considered a core workout, which helps you maintain balance. Core workouts help you discover your center of gravity, which helps with posture and confidence. Yoga also helps even the most rigid individuals become more flexible. Being flexible can help you in other exercises and in everyday life. If you are a local coordinator for your OneWorld programs then you will definitely find meditation a nice addition to your workout programs. Also, look at our What’s New roster for similar programs.
A lot of people enjoy yoga because it is very relaxing. You’ve probably heard stories of people falling asleep in yoga class because it’s that relaxing. It’s true that yoga is a great way to relieve stress and can really help people loosen up their muscles. And in extreme cases, sleeping can occur! Yoga is a wonderful way to realize that all of the troubles you are going through in life are temporary and will eventually pass. Many people fail to realize that yoga is as much of a mental workout as it is a physical one. In order to get the full yoga affect, you need to clear your mind.
A final benefit of yoga is better eating. Yoga helps you become much more in tune with your body, which helps you realize that what you eat really does matter. Going to a yoga class won’t make you want to go on a diet, but it will definitely make you want to eat more healthily. Yoga is all about positive energy, which includes positive eating habits.
Now that you know some of the benefits of yoga, you should be able to decide whether or not this exercise is for you. Yoga is a wonderful workout for the mind and body. You will find that you are calm, patient, and full of positive energy. Even if you think that yoga would only benefit your day marginally, you should give it a try.
I hope I have convinced you about the benefits of yoga and meditation – if you are interested in incorporating these programs into your OneWorld working sessions, please call me at 077 5592 8576 for a Brainwave Entrainment Starter Pack.