My discovery and journey so far with homeopathy as a yoga teacher
As many of you know, I have embarked in recent times on a rigorous study and practice of homeopathy based on witnessing personally it’s incredible healing effects.
I wasn’t looking for something else to do. I have always been completely taken up with the path of yoga, both in my personal practice and with the many students I teach. Unfortunately, the world would have it different and just over a year ago in January Theresa was diagnosed with breast cancer.
In her journey of healing, of course, we tried to use complementary therapies as much as possible and one such was homeopathy. One day, feeling especially dejected, she suggested I stayed for a consultation myself. I wasn’t expecting anything, nether was I convinced anything would happen; this is not placebo, and doesn’t rest on our own mind. The whole experience caused such a seismic shift in my energy and a subsequent freedom and space to look at life and personal challenges from new and more varied angles, almost from that day I devoted all my time to reading around the subject and enrolled in a training program.
Since then, I’ve developed a busy practice helping many of the students that come to us for yoga in the mornings. There are a lot of minor niggles and pains ons goes through when opening the body and homeopathy makes this process a hell of a lot smoother. I wish I’d been treated through my earlier years with my knee issues and I may have avoided surgery.
However, this science is a lot more than just physical. It’s main departure from regular medicine is it works on regulating the flow of energy producing physical symptoms. Related to thought and feelings, much of our time in consultation is taken up with sharing our experience of normal life struggles; ascertaining the kind of temperament revealed by the student, we then set about matching one of the remedy pictures. When the magic happens, we find a prefect match within the plant, mineral or animal kingdom and their whole energy get a huge boost and in doing so throws off any superficial discomforts also on a physical level.
Even if there is nothing wrong, in fact, especially, it’s a wonderfully invigorating experience to go through this process. we’ve had many reports of patients who’ve been stuck in life for years with no hope that anything would ever change, who within a week or two finally start to move forward. The joy and gratitude they experience keeps me motivated to devote the time necessary to keep persevering in a discipline that keeps on revealing deeper layers of complexity and profundity.
More to follow on what exactly homeopathy consists of in the next installments…