Esoteric Yoga offers the opportunity to return to the innate knowing of who you are and what is true for you from the wisdom of the body, free from all the lies and fairy tales that society has told us about what, who and how girls and women need or should be. By simply choosing to stop, bring your focus within your body and allow yourself to settle, you can get to know yourself free of the demands of life. You can re-discover that you are a unique and beautiful woman. You are not the person you have been told you are by your family, friends, and society. Ironically, you can also find that the things you were told were ‘not ok’ or were ‘too much’ are in fact your greatest strengths. These are some of the many gifts of Esoteric Yoga, which has an ongoing ripple effect and offers endless new beginnings in every aspect of your life.
Women are designed to relate to life through knowing their body. Through feeling and sensing everything that happens within and around us, we return to the naturalness of being in and with our body, we get to feel the strength, wisdom and honesty of its voice. Our body will always be honest when we take a wrong turn in life, lured by the distractions and rewards of the many roles we can take on; the woman at work, the woman in family, the woman in relationships. The body will never tell you that you are not enough. It will never tell you that you need to do, have, or be something to feel complete. Instead the body offers a ‘new’ relationship with ourselves. An opportunity to fall in love with who we actually are, free of the corruption of all that we have been told we should be.
It’s no wonder we feel something is missing when we are not being ourselves. Returning to having an unfolding and ongoing relationship with our body allows us to love and appreciate who we actually are. We can then use this relationship with ourselves to guide us on how to move, how to dress, how to approach and be at work and how to be love in life. The beauty of a relationship like this, with ourselves, is that it has no end, and whilst it feels like a new beginning, it is actually a return to what is known and precious within us all.
Author: Fiona Lotherington
Photographer: Leonne Barker