Mood Yoga—The Method & The Book

5. Feuerstein's Psycho-Technology

Mood Yoga is a simple technology for a healthy life; a craft for life. In fact, Georg Feuerstein decribes Patanjali's yoga sutras (which are the basis for this technique) as a 'psycho-technology' for daily living. The book will provide a quick reference tool to lift your mood and avoid the effects of mood swings. You can simply look up the negative feeling you are experiencing, locate it within the yogic framework, and do the corresponding practices recommended (after the suggested warm ups). The affirmations in Mood Yoga are linked to the opposite feeling of the negative one you may be experiencing. The aim of Mood Yoga is to counteract negative emotions by turning them into positive feelings.

How many times have you awoken in the morning with a sense of dread? A problem you've been battling with stills looms over you, sleep only prolonged its inevitable return to your consciousness? How many times have you tossed and turned all night, never escaping the unsettling thoughts that continue to plague you? Mood Yoga works to combat this kind of anxiety, helping you to have a good night's sleep. The book is filled with practical ways for you to gain control of your moods and, let's face it, moods often dictate your sleeping patterns, your choices, your perception of events—everything. If you gain from Mood Yoga even one thing that can help you change your life for the better, then it will have served its purpose.

Pictured: The moody ogre in the duck pose, illustrated by Charlotte Gelin. Send Charlotte an e-mail.

Mood Yoga—The Method & The Book Continued:
  1. Practicalities
Background Concepts to Mood Yoga:
  1. The Secret to Mood Yoga
  2. Stress: Fight or Flight
  3. Ubiquity: Quantum Theory