Today more and more people practice yoga and When such a phenomenon as yoga becomes a mass hobby, its depth is lost, and therefore the effectiveness of the exercises.

Whereas in the past the main goal of yoga was Liberation from false identification with mental and physical processes, today these orientations have changed in the direction of acquiring physical perfection. That’s why, instead of gaining the Highest happiness of their original nature, most of the followers of fashion get only 3-5 percent of the opportunities of this wise science.

After all, if a man does not control his consciousness, suffers from mood swings, emotions, negative thoughts, etc., then having pumped up his butt, learned to stand on hands and even having sat on the splits, he is unlikely to be satisfied with his life. To be happy, you need a balance between your body and your mind. That’s why it’s important to use psycho-practices when practicing yoga.

One of the main texts on hatha yoga, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, clearly states, “The practice of hatha yoga without the realization of raja yoga is fruitless” (shloka 79).

Raja yoga is already a work with consciousness: meditation practices, in other words, psycho-techniques.

If with gymnastic exercises of yoga for many people everything is already clear. During more than 100 years of modern hatha yoga development, a lot of knowledge has been accumulated, but the practices of work with consciousness have largely fallen into oblivion. What to do in order to develop holistically?

One of the reliable options is to turn to psychology. Modern psychology is quite an effective tool for the development of balancing consciousness and solving personal problems. Psychology works more with the personal level, helping people solve childhood traumas, get rid of fears, find solutions to difficult life situations, help improve relationships in the family, in the workplace, etc.

This is quite important and necessary. As long as the personal level is in imbalance, it is difficult to talk about spirituality. A person will keep coming back to their unresolved problems.

Given the fact that 90% of modern yogis are social people who have difficulties at work, misunderstandings in the family, neurosis, emotional swings, depression, etc., it is very important to study how their psyche works and know the methods to bring themselves “in order”.

The synergy of yoga and psychology can give very effective results for the modern person living in society.

It is useful to understand that psychology is not the same as psychologist is not the same as psychologist. It is exactly the same as with the directions and teachers of yoga. Therefore it is very important to choose good professionals.

Three things you should pay attention to at the seminar:

1. On the Master, who conducts the seminar.
The result of your training and relaxation depends, first of all, on the atmosphere the teacher creates. It is desirable to get acquainted in advance with the style and energy of the Master, to find information on his past seminars in the Internet. To become familiar with the level of education in the disciplines that he teaches. What experience he has in holding similar events.

2. On the seminar program.
A retreat is not only a vacation, it is also a learning process. Read the seminar program carefully to see how much you need that knowledge and experience now. It is helpful to think in advance about the questions you want to find answers to at the seminar.

3. the Tourist part.
Research what format the tour will take. Will you stay in one place or will it be an intense movement. Match the program to the itinerary.
If the educational part of the immersion format is planned, and the program of the tour involves constant moving, you should understand that these are difficult compatible things. If the format is an active trip that is accompanied by classes, then it is worth understanding that the schedule of practices may change depending on the situation.