Support and emotional care received through women gathering together, is often overlooked, especially in an age where we rarely have enough time for our homes, careers, children and partners.
Today is one of those days. I have a cold, so meditating is hard because I can't breathe. My breath catches in my throat making me cough, and I feel so tired. It's times like this I often sit and think about all the things I could be doing, SHOULD be doing, and they go round and round my head and it makes me feel worse.
Negative feelings like sadness, depression, loneliness, trauma, hurt, anger and loss are useful and essential emotions. They tell us that something is wrong and it needs to be changed, or worked through. Loss of a loved one for instance cannot be changed but it can be worked through with the process of mourning.
There is never going to be one therapy/pill/treatment that works for everyone, we are all different biologically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. There are many types of meditation because the ancients who passed down the traditions of meditation knew that there was more than one path to peace. So you need to find what works best for you.
I am currently doing a course called The Art of Viniyoga, it is about the viniyoga of yoga. So what has this got to do with counselling or meditation? I hear you ask, well it's like this... Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 3:6 states tasya bhumisu viniyogah tasya = of it bhumiuu = stage, level viniyogah = application, progression. vi = special, intelligent niyogah = continuous application … Continue reading The Viniyoga of Counselling and Meditation