Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Beauty -

Fresh from host­ing Hong Kong’s first Naam Yoga Week­end Re­treat, the yoga guru speaks mind, body, spirit. FROM YOGA TO NAAM YOGA I have had my own daily per­sonal prac­tice for more than 15 years. A se­ries of events led me to Naam Yoga founder Dr. Levry. After a pri­vate con­sul­ta­tion with him, the en­tire course of my life changed. Holis­tic, for me, re­lates to whole­ness. Ev­ery­thing I do now and of­fer, I am al­ways look­ing for a con­nected ex­pe­ri­ence, choice, or de­ci­sion: body, mind, emo­tions, en­ergy—all re­lat­ing. ON PRI­VATE HARMONYUM TREAT­MENTS Harmonyum is a unique and pro­found hands-on healing modal­ity that kick-starts the au­to­nomic ner­vous sys­tem. As this hap­pens, it dis­solves stress, fear, anx­i­ety, and worry. The body’s or­ganic healing and restora­tive func­tions are re­in­stated and strength­ened. Harmonyum builds deep in­ner con­fi­dence, guides you to align with in­ner val­ues, and you start tak­ing clearer ac­tions in life. THE NAAM RIT­UAL I rise around sun­rise, and I al­ways light a can­dle. I start with my hands rest­ing flat against the cen­tre of my chest. I of­fer my prac­tice and grat­i­tude for the most amaz­ing day ahead. It in­cludes gen­tle yo­gic move­ment for about 10 min­utes, and then a se­ries of med­i­ta­tions with mantra. Chant­ing mantra al­lows me to hear the voice of my soul, as well as clear out any stress or con­cerns. PRO­MOT­ING SELF-LOVE In the prac­ti­cal sense, it is one of the most un­der­rated tools for cre­at­ing ef­fec­tive change in any area of your life. Self-love is a foun­da­tion of true con­fi­dence; not an ex­ter­nal dis­play, but a deep wor­thi­ness that ac­tu­ally cul­ti­vates hu­mil­ity and un­der­stand­ing for the in­tel­li­gence and sa­cred­ness that re­sides in all of us. One of the first steps is to watch and ob­serve how we talk about our­selves, ei­ther in our head or to others.

Anastasia Wil­liams

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