Traumatic stress expert and psychiatrist Dr. Besel van der Kolk, describes how yoga and other slow, stretching postures like Feldenkrais can get our childhood traumas once stuck in our bodies, to dissolve. He means that children don’t have memories to relate to and understand traumas so the emotions get ‘stuck’ in our physical body. This is not a new knowledge. Jung and Freud wrote about this physical response to a trauma, and in holistic medical treatments the de-blockage of traumas in our bodies is key for all healing. There is always a mirroring in the physical body to the energetic one and vv.
Traumas can block our fluids, intercellular communication, and other necessary functions which could lead to stiffness, pain and disease as grown-ups. Think about stress. When you relax your body can do things that you can’t when you are tense. Ayurveda, of which Yoga is an important part, would explain this as blockages of Prana in the chakras. Other ancient traditions would describe it in other ways, inhibited Qui or life force. As a yoga teacher I can clearly see what parts of the body people are blocked in. It is the best way I know to detox and dissolve physical blockages even if you don’t know or remember what ‘blocked your energy’ in the first place. As soon as you get a regular, silent, slow and aware practice of yoga, things start happening. How slow, how silent, and how regular depends on what fits You.
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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