Each of us suffers. And we are all challenged by different varieties of pain. Pain deters us from experiencing the happiness we aspire to, and from achieving the goals we seek. The teachings of yoga assert that when pain is viewed from the right perspective, it leads to a fresher and altogether wiser understanding of life and of life’s possibilities. This fresh perspective is the fruit of yoga.
When we internalize the idea that suffering is a kind of teacher, one that is constantly using the circumstances of life to teach us, then our vision of pain and of the healing process is transformed. An important first step in learning to align ourselves with healing is to discover how to bring pain to awareness in such a way that healing becomes, at least in part, a mindful aspect of life rather than an unconscious and unmanaged event.
Yoga provides confidence that there is a healing force at work in us and in the world alike, and that aligning ourselves with that healing force is an essential ingredient in the healing process. Join Dr. Sovik to immerse yourself in a nine-day period of self-reflection designed to bring thoughts of health and well-being to mind and body.
- To explore the role of yoga and meditation in the management of health
- To provide a practical yogic schematic for managing pain
- To integrate contemporary approaches to self-help and self-development with traditional yoga practice
- To develop yoga practices and a yogic lifestyle that will act as relief from the sources of our pain