Abode Healing Yoga is a purpose of Yoga through Asana, not simply the asana based teaching of Yoga. It is a practice of Yoga, under the Healing Nature of Reiki & Cosmic Body Work, which are modalities of Healing, Conscious Therapy & Awakening, for life to flow naturally with ease. You will be taught through moving self's psychological teachings, conscious self awareness methodology and a mindful healing approach that is individually focused, to provide pathways for you to experience and evolve as well as be able to share with others in a class manner, 1 on 1 or within a therapy based session. It is through the process of this practice that you will learn to engage the energetic body with the physical body to align the mind, body, and spirit. The Abode Yoga Practices' foundation is based upon Yoga Psychology, Reiki Healing, Mind body Medicine & Self Health Education. This is achieved through movement, that is connected by the breath, and is communicated through sound and music to allow you to speak the language of the internal self. The primary focus is healing, balancing and activating mentally, physically, emotionally and energetically, while soothing senses artistically, leaving you peacefully smiling from head to toe, just as you are.
Reiki is an ancient natural healing form and formless process of self-development therapy that was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan in the late 1800′s when he developed the “Usui system of natural healing.” Reiki refers to the ‘life force energy’ that is constantly evolving and flowing within ourselves and the world around us; the flow of Reiki within us helps to connect and balance our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. This system of energetic healing is now being taught throughout the world as a way to aid individuals in finding internal harmony by promoting self-awareness and the ability to utilize the mind and body to align with the higher self. Reiki healing can also be useful in pain management; reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; and facilitating the body’s natural healing process. Abode Yoga utilizes the healing principles of energy and its psychology to enable a deep understanding and connection with the whole body and its various dimensions. The movements of the body release negative energy and cultivate positive energy and can help guide you to enable you to create your own individual form of therapy and healing living practice though movement.
Abode Healing Yoga incorporates Yogic Mind-Body disciplines & Astrological Movement Psychology Therapy. The physical postures and series of movements in Abode Healing Yoga are based on the idea that movement has meaning. In yoga, each movement or posture that we create not only affects our physical body but also has a mental, emotional, and energetic significance. The idea that our physical actions are a reflection of our emotional and energetic state is not unique to yoga, but it is also a concept that is studied by sport psychologists, actors and dance performers, and has been formulated into a system of therapy by psychologists who call themselves Movement/Dance Therapists.
The purpose of Abode Healing Yoga is to use these concepts from yoga, mind body medicine and movement therapy so that our bodies become a tool through which we can create internal harmony and use our own unique energy to heal and enhance ourselves. Each Abode Healing Yoga series incorporates yoga postures, movements, breath work, imagery and meditative practices in order to connect the whole body, stimulate positive energy, and increase overall fitness. Each Abode Healing Yoga session is created with the intention of releasing specific negative energies/thoughts/emotions and cultivating positive ones in their place.
Abode Healing Yoga as its own practice and form that unfolds through our philosophical & spiritual touch, through a 7 dimensional pathway derived from the LEAF Mindset Channel, a sociological based living self & life guide continum, created by founder Randall Simpson, using 4 directions of life to liberate the individual out of the 5 main causes of suffering with human being. In Abode Healing Yoga we use the body as a tool to heal these sufferings through all 5 layers of our being, to find home, within all four seasons of life in love. We ensure each practice and form of Abode Healing Yoga is taught, experienced & practiced reflecting our core nature “Of Source, Without Force” Which withholds 3 aspects; human being care, nurture and love.
Although Abode Healing Yoga has specific objectives, it never loses its sense of fun and freedom. You are encouraged to be creative with your movements so that they truly express your personal style and unique qualities. Abode Healing Yoga Asana enhances physical alignment and self adjusting progression that is all-inclusive & is suited for individuals of all ages and capabilities. The movements are designed to progress levels of inner and outer strength, flexibility, openness, in a safe and effective manner. Abode Healing Yoga Teachers are trained in how to modify movements for people with different levels of nature and the expressive exercises are designed to help you enhance overall wellbeing and correct imbalances caused by lifestyle choices & stresses.
We believe in progression with balance sequencing & practice of Yoga Asana. Basically we draw from the ancient yoga traditional texts and acknowledge the modern medical science which has determined the “benefits of practicing particular asanas” Basically this means that we remain centred with the fact that the goal of asana is to maintain or restore health in body and mind, however we do not see the form of each asana the goal or the end to itself. This idea comes from the literal interpretation of ancient yoga, which describe the final form of an asana and the benefits they confer. The ancient texts themselves hold their own concepts as to why do an asana, more specific to yoga, which is based upon Auyreveda (the sister science of Yoga) such as prana, apana, nadis and kundalini. Within abode yoga we have chosen to harmonise the relationship of these two realities when we sequence, practice and teach with the belief that each can be unhealthy to the individual at times, each are needed for the individual at different time in their life and it comes down to the understanding of where each fits that will best restore and maintain health in the mind and body for the individual.
In Abode Healing Yoga it is our feeling that it is the benefits that we derive from the movements and breathing are, therefore the final form of each asana is not the purpose of our practice. This is why we chose a comprehensive approach to sequencing, practicing and teaching that is balanced, clear and flexible and aligns with the greatest needs of the individual and the collective. We pay close attention to the condition of the person, the needs that the person is yet to attain or is aware that is required to help alleviate the condition and or suffering they have within their body and mind which is affecting their life inwardly and outwardly by considering what movements they need to concentrate on. We continue this insightful therapy asking them about their current imbalances or illnesses, not just simply injury. The use and stage of breath development and the conscious connection to breath is considered, along with what the individual needs to to do to best prepare to do the sequenced practiced and what they may need to do after to compliment the affects of the practice. Through this we are also considerate to what the individual as done before the sequenced practiced, and what they are doing after.
We all posses the structural, functional and psychological qualities of health to varying degrees. It is important that we are building and progressing through the attributes we lack within these 3 areas, thus the reason we give options of depth within each step of the sequence to allow the individual to practice for them through them, both sides (strengths & their weaknesses)
The Abode Healing Yoga sequencing framework allows for conscious sequencing, which translates into conscious teaching of yoga asana. Using this framework as a sequencing guide, it is always encouraged to our practitioners and teachers that there are no full stops , yoga begins now and now and It always is and just is, therefore being mindful of whether this is evident throughout the sequence of asanas and where its presence is vital. Why? Because this is the power of yoga and how you share it within each moment of each step leads to a conscious yoga practice which is what abode yoga is, along with a conscious yoga teacher, which is an Abode Healing Yoga Teacher.