Yoga For My Readers In England

I just wanted to post a quick note for my readers in England who have written to me asking for techniques which can help speeding up manifestation. I am a firm believer in the idea that a healthy mind and a healthy body go together – indeed, I would go further than this, and propose that unless you’re engaged in some kind of physical fitness regime, you can’t really overcome stress, and you can’t expect to be able to use manifestation effectively.

One of the reasons for this is because when you’re visualizing a desired outcome, you need to be in a state of relaxation – and if you are highly stressed, you’re not likely to be able to relax enough to effectively visualize your goals and objectives clearly – and certainly not in the right state of brain activity, the state of brain activity which is known to be responsible for facilitating the transfer of your thoughts to the part of the universe which is “in charge of” manifestation.

What this means in practice – at least for me – is that you need to follow some physical discipline such as yoga, tai chi, or perhaps something more physical like a programme of gym exercises so that your body is healthy and can act as suitable vehicle for your co-ordinated and disciplined mind.

The benefits of yoga are described in detail here http://www.yogajournal.com – if you read it, you’ll see what a good practice yoga can be, beneficial to both the mind and the body, and certainly keeping effect healthy into old age.

1. Improves your flexibility

Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That’s no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture.

2. Builds muscle strength

Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. If you just went to the gym and lifted weights, you might build strength at the expense of flexibility.

See also Why You Should Add Weights to Your Yoga Practice

3. Perfects your posture

Your head is like a bowling ball—big, round, and heavy. When it’s balanced directly over an erect spine, it takes much less work for your neck and back muscles to support it. Move it several inches forward, however, and you start to strain those muscles. Hold up that forward-leaning bowling ball for eight or 12 hours a day and it’s no wonder you’re tired. And fatigue might not be your only problem. Poor posture can cause back, neck, and other muscle and joint problems. As you slump, your body may compensate by flattening the normal inward curves in your neck and lower back. This can cause pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine.

So it’s a given for me that yoga is a practice we should all engage in, but the more remarkable assertion has been made that yoga can actually aid the process of manifestation:

http://www.yogitimes.com

Are you familiar with the concept of manifesting? In a nutshell it’s about creating the life you truly want (with some interesting universal twists thrown in) by visualising what you want, infusing it with love and complete belief and then simply letting the desire for it go.

If that sounds far too confusing (and a little bit like wishful thinking) then perhaps it might help to know that you already do it. Everything and everyone we have in our lives has been manifested there by us. You have created your own life, your own universe and your own circumstances. It’s really quite empowering! Whether you like it or not, where you are right now and how happy you are right now is all because of you. Learning how to consciously manifest – how to create the life you truly want – is totally in your hands.

Maybe you’re brand new to manifesting, or maybe you’re an old hat at it. There are a thousand different techniques ranging from dream boards to chakra balancing (the internet is filled with tips and tricks if you’ve got a few hours) and while I can’t tell you which ones will work for you and which ones won’t, I can tell you that a regular yoga practice may be just the thing you need to tip the odds in your favour. Here are my top reasons why:

Yoga gets us in touch with our inner self

Some people like to call it their soul, others their ‘divine self’, but whatever your name for it, we’re talking about that part of you that makes you, you! Your essence – the part of you that isn’t your job, your gender, your likes and dislikes or even your thoughts. Maybe you haven’t spent a lot of time with this part of yourself, but it’s the part that knows what you really should be manifesting! Spending some time on the mat will help you get closer to this part of yourself and help you to figure out what to bring into your life for your highest good. It takes time, patience and a whole lot of practice, and can be a lot more confronting than you think, but it’s this constant effort to really get to know yourself that’s going to result in you having the life of your dreams.

As you can see, while many people have spoken about the techniques that can help you manifest reality, as far as I’m aware very few people have actually recognised the benefits of yoga as an aid to using The Law of Attraction.  Like I said above, for my readers in Wiltshire and Somerset, I can offer a website that I know has good, reliable, and fully trained yoga teachers’ class listings on it – check here to get details of the classes.

Manifestation

Of course one of the things that people want to understand more clearly is how they can manifest a better life for themselves. Well, in a way, everything on this website is about manifestation, in the sense that I define manifestation as taking charge of your life, getting what you want, and understanding fully that you hold the responsibility for the quality of your life.

Yet many people fail to take responsibility in any constructive form, and go through life unsuccessful, feeling miserable, wondering how they can get what they want, and asking themselves whether or not there is any truth in the principles set out so often and so widely on the Internet about the Law of Attraction. You can click here to see how to access your subconscious power.

Well, the answer is very simple – there is plenty of power in the principles behind the Law of Attraction, and there is plenty of evidence both from personal experience and second-hand accounts on the Internet that you can manifest whatever you want, provided you go about it in the right way.

Glorious Manifestation Is Your Birthright

And make no mistake about this, none of us were born to “act small” – we were all born to be magnificent, achieve our full power, and “shining” glory, demonstrating to the universe the full power of our minds – which is, as you may already realize, our birthright.

This principle has been represented in many ways over the decades, but most commonly in the biblical quotation about humanity manifesting dominion over all things. There’s an arrogance to that assertion which I don’t like, but I can’t deny that this principle does indeed lie behind manifestation and the Law of Attraction: you see, you do in fact have the power to get whatever you desire, to “co-create” it in your life with the universe, and as a result to live in a state of prosperity and abundance in every way ….. not a state of deprivation and misery, as so many people in the world do.

Video – Abraham Hicks on getting what you want

This is not to say that those people who live in poverty are in any way to blame, and this is certainly not their “fault”, even though their lives are a paltry reflection of the possibility that we as humans can achieve: it’s a simple statement of fact that few people have personal capacity or the determination, let alone the willpower and the clarity of thought, to take control of their lives and co-create exactly what they want with the universe.

But I’m assuming that because you’re reading this, you’re one of the people who know exactly what they want – and that you have a goal in every area of your life, and you have a plan by which you can actually achieve those objectives.

Make no mistake about it – to actually change your life for the better, you need to have a blueprint for your life.

In my experience most people spend more time planning their annual vacation or holiday that they do planning their lives – which is a scurrilous and almost immoral way of actually choosing to neglect your own good fortune.

This is not a rehearsal, as you may well have heard of people say so often – you only get one chance at life, and this is it. So let me repeat that: this is not a rehearsal. You get one chance at life and this is it.

If you don’t make the most of life, then you’re depriving yourself not only of your birthright, but of experiences which can be more fulfilling and profound than the life that you’re living at the moment.

That is, of course, assuming that the life you live at the moment is inherently unsatisfying – which I guess, if you’re looking at websites on the Law of Attraction and manifestation, is a fairly reasonable assumption.

So let’s look at manifestation in more detail – what is it, and what can it get you?

Well manifestation is, as I implied above, the creation of a reality which suits you, which comes from your blueprint; you prepare this blueprint so that you can then send the “instructions” out into the universe, which will, provided you’re following certain simple rules, and using certain simple techniques, follow your instructions and manifest whatever it is that you desire.

Now at this point I want to take a slightly sideways step comment on The Secret, which was originally a film, and later a book, published by Rhonda Byrne, in 2006. It achieved massive publicity and popularity on the Internet, and millions of copies of the book were sold – yet testimonials to success with The Secret are few and far between… which has led many people to conclude that the whole area of manifestation is garbage, pure rubbish, and that there is no justification for claiming that you can create reality with the power of your mind.

But I do not want you to be disheartened, or to go away with the assumption that just because few people achieved success with The Secret and its accounts of positive achievement and goalsetting, that manifestation is a myth.

The true nature of The Secret lies in the fact that it was an account of how people who are already successful related their experience of living as natural “creators of reality” – but it didn’t really provide many techniques which people can use to manifest create their own reality in their everyday lives.

And this is the problem here: because there was a lack of instruction, people assumed that they could manifest things without having a detailed manifestation manual, or instruction manual if you prefer, alongside them.

But although manifestation isn’t difficult, the Law of Attraction is quite precise and what it requires from people who try to manifest anything is precision….. so without a detailed manifestation manual, it’s almost impossible for anyone to be successful at co-creating their reality.

In short, let me put it this way: that if you actually want to create a life that makes your heart sing with joy, a life that you’re satisfied with, a life that Eric Byrne, founder of TA (transactional analysis) described as the life of a “winner”, then you need to find out exactly how to use the techniques of manifestation and the Law of Attraction.

There’s no way that you can avoid the processes which require commitment and time from you – even though we live in a society where cutting corners, saving time, and taking the easiest and quickest route to whatever we wish to get hold of is a commonplace thing.

You need to follow the instruction manual to get you what you want: which is a reality you have created, in accordance with your blueprint.

And having said all that I don’t want to be disheartening, because you may be thinking there’s a huge amount of work involved in the creation of reality and the manifestation of abundance or prosperity – in fact the truth is rather different: it’s not difficult at all.

But yes, you do need to know exactly what you’re doing, and you do need to know which techniques you have to use to generate abundance. For example, if I talk about visualization many people will immediately respond by saying “I can’t visualize anything”. Yet the truth is that everybody can visualize perfectly adequately for the process of manifestation.

To take another example, if I talk about the need to supply emotional energy to fuel the process of manifestation many people will talk about the way they fail to feel anything when they picture an image in their minds: but again, it isn’t difficult to summon up emotional energy that’s really intense – you just have to know how to do it.

Well, I could go on, but I hope by now I’ve made the point: manifestation is a reality, but you need a set of instructions on how to do it. And, if you follow the suggestions I’ve made in this article about resources which can help you to co-create a new reality, you shouldn’t have any difficulty at all in this area.