The latest book in the Timeless small book series contains gems of inspirational, challenging and practical wisdom on healing.
The Yoga of Healing delves into yoga’s potential to heal the sources of disharmony that cause illness and pain.
Here, Swami Radha explores questions such as, What is it that heals? How do we begin to heal ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally? How can the Light of Understanding help us? How do we nurture compassion for ourselves and others?
Collected here are excerpts on healing from Kundalini Yoga for the West, Mantras: Words of Power and The Divine Light Invocation, along with previously unpublished talks from Swami Radha on healing, meditations and exercises to access the healing power within.
Excerpt from The Yoga of Healing
Observing the Self
What is it that heals? Is healing a power of the mind? Or of the heart? Or is healing by Divine grace? There is no simple and direct answer. Illness is an interplay of forces. When healing is needed, it is because there is some sort of disorder in the physical body. The cause of the disorder can be of a variety of natures that we have to clearly investigate. The disorder may be a karmic condition. Or perhaps there are psychological difficulties that cause reflections or disorders in the body, which in time and under certain pressure can become real organic troubles. Sometimes we may make ourselves sick through wrong action or wrong food. Sometimes we simply neglect our bodies.
Remember that pain or illness is not a punishment. That is an over-simplification of our understanding of karma. Healing is a learning process. Sometimes it is an opportunity. You may have to begin with the Light of Understanding of the purpose of your life, of your present condition. Can you let that Light spread into other areas? Can you recognize the Light of compassion, or love? Ask yourself, What do I need to learn from my physical condition? What is the energy that created me in the first place? Where does life come from? Who am I?
Paperback: 117 pages
Published: March 2007
Printed in Canada on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper that is chlorine and acid free