Workshops & Courses
Yogacampus Workshop: Emotional Wellness and Bhavanas
With A.G. and Indra Mohan
19 August 2018, 13:30–17:15
There is no greater blessing than a steady and peaceful mind. Yet, we are all troubled, at times, by unwanted emotions that keep us from this state. Bhavanas play an important role in helping us to create and maintain emotional wellness.
Bhavana contains the word bhava which refers to our emotions. Our bhava influences our external behaviour and our relationships – with family, friends and others. If we want to create positive change, having the right bhavana is essential, which is a meditation by means of mind development.
In the Vedas, various bhavanas are included along with rituals, since the internal result of our actions is determined by our bhavana. We find the practice of bhavanas in Buddhism and in Jainism. Several bhavanas are mentioned in the Yoga sutras. For example, maitri bhavana is suggested to bring about balance in the mind.
Choosing a sattvic object/subject and developing a relationship with that object/subject through personal effort, brings about a sattvic experience. We need to stay with this experience, recall it and repeat it so that it gets imprinted in our mind.
An example from Ayurveda illustrates this very well, where bhavana refers to soaking a product again and again in a chosen liquid. Likewise, mental soaking of a thought is bhavana.
During this half day program, we will focus on essential yoga bhavanas, practiced with yogic mindfulness, that will encourage emotional wellness.
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