Cobblestone Yoga and Meditation
CMR Brant Location (Cowan Community Health Hub)
Offering one on one sessions with our Yoga therapy. This can be a great addition to any Cobblestone treatment plan.
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. First codified by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras around 400 C.E, the practice was in fact handed down from teacher to student long before this text arose. Traditionally, this was a one-to-one transmission, but since yoga became popular in the West in the 20th century, group classes have become the norm.
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite”. The practice aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, as well as between the individual self and universal consciousness. Such a union tends to neutralize ego-driven thoughts and behaviours, creating a sense of spiritual awakening.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, and whilst many different interpretations and styles have been developed, most tend to agree that the ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation from suffering. Although each school or tradition of yoga has its own emphasis and practices, most focus on bringing together body, mind and breath as a means of altering energy or shifting consciousness.
She says Yoga and meditation have been her saving grace. “ Yoga has changed my life in such a positive way, it helps me to continually grow and become the best version of myself- it teaches me to be grounded and present in the moment and welcome love and happiness into my life on and off my mat. Yoga truly is a lifestyle and I am grateful everyday I found this practice and pathway to exploring my true authentic self “