Yoga: The Search for the True Self

A new Guardian article on the meaning of yoga.

Like Comment

How lovely to see an article expounding and appreciating the spiritual practice of yoga in The Guardian this week :)

The article describes how humanity is currently poised at the edge of an abyss, not knowing what the next moment will bring. And in this age of the ascendancy of science, that edge has grown closer – and the abyss deeper – in our consciousness... here we are, crying out like the poet Rabindranath Tagore: “When should I find myself complete in myself?”

We read how Patañjali defined yoga as “the stilling of the movement of thought in the mind” in order to “know the true self”, and how yoga is a means whereby that search for the true self is made.

We are very happy to see this article, and hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we did.

Namaste and have a blessed weekend everyone.

Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS