Yoga Psychology

More About Yoga

Yoga is not just a physical practice. The yoga “asana” or physical practice is just one of the eight limbs to yoga. Yoga is a systematic science of psychology and healing that unfolds Absolute joy. It is our responsibility in the practice to bring forth the subconscious to the conscious. To bring awareness into how, when, what, and where we are out of alignment to our inherent nature of joy. Through the techniques and practices of yoga we can align ourselves into a state of allowance, opposite of resistance, thus healing towards revealing our joy, our purpose. Yoga is a practice, meaning a discipline, and the unfolding requires patience. Much like a farmer. When the farmer sees the stems erupt from the rich soil, he must not hurry. For the plant will not listen to his pleas of now. He needs to watch them grow for fully understanding what it takes to have the fruit of love in this world.

The techniques of yoga assist in purifying the body, and the electro-magnetic fields of the body. With practice, the yogi develops strength and will to begin the practice of purifying the mind, which will create the movement towards better health behaviors and outcomes. Yoga creates the movement for consciousness, and ease through change. It will eventually reveal to us the movement of energy, and inspire an active and joyful participation. Each practitioner will be presented a choice for creating now the causes that will lead to the effects they truly desire in their lives.

Yoga is a way of loving yourself. It is not about what kind of position(s) you can mold your body into, its about creating an opportunity to show up to yourself, really look, listen, and feel.  It is a way to nurture, purify, and claim your love back to yourself. It is a practice that creates opportunity to embrace, and become willing and steady through life’s, eventual and inevitable, changes.




Shannon Connell