This course will give you numerous practical tools for empowering yourself and improving everyday life. Imagine yourself as master over your mind and emotions...
Everyone wants to be positive and happy. Yoga teaches us that it is our true nature and yet we struggle with stress and negativity in our busy, fast-paced lives. Our minds are over-stimulated and our senses numbed by the overload of information and the confusion and despair that comes from local, national or world news. In this atmosphere, it is difficult for us to access our innate positive and joyful nature and remember the goodness of people and the grace of God. We lose faith, doubt our path and worry about where the world is going and what will become of us. We need to see clearly and take a break from our busy life to recharge and reconnect with the beauty and meaning of life. We cannot change the external, but we can change our outlook on it. We cannot remake the past and it is not helpful to worry about the future, but we can live in the present and experience the joy and positivity of living in the moment.
There will be workshops specifically on the power of thoughts; how to be in the present; how to turn negative feelings and thoughts to positive feelings; how to manage stress and respond positively to challenges. Yoga psychology and philosophy have a wealth of techniques and information that will help us to cope.
Man has made his own destiny by his own thinking and acting. He can change his destiny. He is the master of his own destiny. There is no doubt of this. By right thinking and strong exertion, he can become the master of his destiny.
— Swami Sivananda