two students engaging in a yoga teacher training

Across Canada from Vancouver, Victoria , Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Regina, SaskatoonWinnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St Johns the soul (or the spirit) can be defined as a constant and unchanging life force within each person. There is often believed to be a soul within each person, and a divine soul that encompasses the whole universe. 

The Practice: Soul

The practice of yoga and yoga teacher training are what can be used to connect the individual soul to the divine soul. The soul is the life force within each person, that is constant and unchanging, unlike the personality or character of an individual. 

It is what makes each person unique and true. Certain traits and appearances of an individual that originate from the mind are not a true reflection of who a person is. Through connecting to the spirit, the true self of a person can be found. 

Abroad

Abroad in London, GreeceBali, Thailand, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand, Hawaii the soul is a true connection of the mind to the body. Through meditation and breathing the mind can be calmed, which gives way for the soul. 

When the body is in a state of relaxation, the soul gains control of the body and has power over its instincts and impulses. It is then that the soul can heal and restore the body and mind. The soul is always within the body. 

Connect

Often people attempt to connect to their soul through experiences or through other people. The soul cannot be found that way, but rather it can be found through a lack of distractions and opinions. 

People often try to change themselves, however these changes are mostly superficial and therefore meaningless. The spirit cannot be altered, it can only be realized. The life force that comes from the soul is an energy that feeds the body and mind. 

Life Force

The life force heals and sustains the physical body. It can be channeled through the practice of breathing and meditation. The life force reflects in your everyday life and in your decisions. 

The reason why connecting to your life force is so important, is because without it people may become lost. Life can lose clarity, and the physical and mental well-being of a person may suffer. 

Everyday activities may reflect who a person is, but they cannot define them. Without a connection to the spirit, the person becomes lost and unsure. 

People often try to define themselves through words and labels. And while that may be something they identify with, it doesn’t define who they are. 

Confused

People can become confused with their identity as they search for the type of things they relate with, or desire to relate with. 

The influence and opinions of society will often sway how people define themselves in words, as they desire to satisfy the opinions of others. 

People often become more lost and unhappy by trying to define themselves with certain words, or looks, or things they do. In order to truly connect to yourself, you must tune out all words, and opinions. The body must be at peace and in tune with the mind. 

Peace

Only through peace and silence the soul can be realized and a connection can be made. This connection and the life force that is felt cannot be truly defined with any words. This life force connects the souls of all beings and can only be realized