The West has colonized and popularized yoga to promote a “feel-good moment”. However the yoga you know today isn’t the yoga our ancestors were practicing.
Yoga is the practice of mental and spiritual disciplines which lead to self-control and self-discovery by purifying the mind, body and spirit, so as to discover the deeper spiritual essence which lies within every human being in the universe.
In essence, the goal of yoga is to reunite the lower self with the higher self; reunite the soul with its true and original source, God: the universal consciousness.
In a broad, sense yoga is any process which helps one to achieve liberation or freedom from the bondage to human pain and spiritual ignorance. So whenever you engage in any activity with the goal of promoting the discovery if your true self, be it studying the wisdom teachings, exercise, fasting, meditation, breath control, rituals, chanting, prayer, etc., you are practicing yoga. If the goal is to help you to discover your essential nature as one with God or the Supreme Being or Consciousness, then it is yoga.
In broad terms, any spiritual movement or discipline that brings one closer to self-knowledge is a “yogic” movement.
Yoga, in all of its forms and disciplines of spiritual development, was practiced in Egypt “Kemet” earlier than anywhere else in history. This unique perspective from the highest philosophical system which developed in Africa over seven thousand years ago provides a new way to look at life, religion, the discipline of psychology and the way to spiritual development leading to spiritual enlightenment.
About Our Guest:
Alexandra has been a professional dancer her whole life, and traveled all over the world performing. Born and raised in Sydney Australia, her performance career brought her to the USA in 2014. Alexandra found yoga early on to help heal some injuries, and meditation to assist in centering and finding balance. Her approach to both is with wholistic real world tools and practices, and most of all to make things enjoyable and accessible for any body. She strives to help people cultivate self awareness, strength, stability, mind and body balance, a heart centered yoga practice, compassion, tools for breath work, and mindfulness. She is the owner and visionary of Soul Tribes Yoga and Meditation and she also facilitates teacher trainings for people who would like to become yoga and meditation teachers.
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