The program is based upon Yoga philosophy and practices. Yoga is a branch of Hinduism, the world’s oldest religion. Yoga dates back to cave monasteries that existed in the Himalayas 5000 years ago. Today Yoga is generally known as a form of exercise involving physical poses and stretches. Ancient Yoga had little to do with these postures. The Yogis of the Himalayan monasteries focused upon meditation as a means for achieving Self-realization. Self-realization involves shifting your sense of self-identity from your conscious mind to your Spirit.
Be Your Spirit draws upon teachings from Hinduism, in particular the Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras was written in approximately 200 BCE by Pantañjali. The Yoga Sutras is a concise step by step guide to Self-realization. Be Your Spirit presents Yoga teachings within the framework of Western psychology, neuropsychology, and physics.
Be Your Spirit consists of practices directed at cultivating serenity, physical vitality, and spiritual awareness. The goal of these practices is to develop a greater connection with your Spirit for the purpose of cultivating happiness and health. In particular this book is designed to help those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction problems. Be Your Spirit is a seven step program that consists of the following:
Understanding the relationship between mind and Spirit Increasing awareness of your Spirit
Increasing self-awareness through self-examination Developing mental and emotional serenity Learning how to live in harmony with others Harnessing and cultivating life affirming energy Developing a meditative practice