Benefits of Esoteric Yoga – Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover

The old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ is very relevant to Esoteric Yoga, as what lays beneath the surface, inside the simple book cover, is very rich indeed. I liken it to this because the simplicity of the Esoteric Yoga format does not allude to the depth and power of what can be felt in the body in a 1 hour session that is in the most part laying down, being still and creating the space to feel the body.

In fact, it is almost too difficult to fathom how something so simple could be so amazing in what it offers the body, and the being, and how one feels!  

To put this into perspective, in the many years before discovering Esoteric Yoga I had worked with many modalities and fitness regimes and have been regarded as an expert in my fields as a Fitness Professional, Yoga teacher and Acrobatic teacher/performer spanning a 30 year period: I can say without hesitation that everything I have experienced has not come even close to the profoundness and honesty of what Esoteric Yoga offers.

It is truly a modality sent from heaven, allowing me to experience and connect to a most natural rhythm and thus a way of being that is harmonious, healing and feels so yummy in my body. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is the foundation of true vitality.

If I were to summarise my highlights and appreciations of Esoteric Yoga they would read something like this…

  • The level of deep rest and harmony that my body feels after a session and how different my day unfolds as a result of this lovely connection with me is delicious. I can go into a session feeling quite tired, and come out of a session feeling restored and ready for my day.
  • Any tension or anxiousness (especially in the shoulders) dissolves, allowing for more of the spaciousness and yumminess of me.
  • The spaciousness, openness and gentle quality that is felt in my body is achieved without any stretching or contorting. It reminds me that this is most likely how we felt as babies – so open and feeling the preciousness and tenderness that is perfectly natural.
  • There is an absolute honesty that I am shown during each session that allows me to look at the way I am choosing to live. Knowing that my body feels the end result of my choices, it gives me an opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes that I know will directly affect my well-being and how my body feels.

I am in awe of how the body knows exactly how to bring itself back to harmony when I choose to get out of the way and treat my body in a most caring and respectful way… the same way that you would treat and hold a baby.

Esoteric Yoga is a self-healing modality that can be done anytime, anywhere and it epitomises the truth of yoga.

Esoteric Yoga was founded by Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine. To learn more about Universal Medicine Therapies visit

by Marika Cominos, Melbourne, Australia

Marika Cominos Marika Cominos is a Yoga & Complementary Therapies Practitioner who has been exploring health and well-being from a very young age.

She presents Esoteric Yoga courses and workshops globally. You can follow Marika at

Further Reading:
International Day of Yoga – June 21st 2015
Esoteric Yoga: The Yoga of Stillness
Esoteric Yoga – To Do or To BE?

622 thoughts on “Benefits of Esoteric Yoga – Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover

  1. Me too, Esoteric yoga is very rich in it’s simplicity and the quality it presents and the positive results it can bring to our bodies is endless.

  2. I have for countless years be disconnected to my body and I have been told by numerous Universal Medicine practitioners that I can feel my body and I disputed this because I couldn’t. It didn’t stop me from trying and eventually through yoga I could sense there was more to me than I was allowing myself to feel. I realised I was actually fighting myself and the deep awareness that actually we all naturally have but have buried somewhere in our bodies out of sight out of mind so to say.
    Esoteric Yoga has enabled me to reconnect to the vastness of who I truly am. I may not hold this in my body all the time but at least I have a marker in my body I can work with and of course the Universal Medicine practitioners were correct – I can feel, I can feel everything that is going on in the world, actually this is the level of sensitivity we all carry in our bodies. I have chosen to switch all of this off because I don’t want to feel all the abuse and ill will we have towards each other and to know I have played my part in all of the discontent that we have in the world.

  3. A glowing testament that comes from someone who seems to have been there and done that. I haven’t travelled the world of Yoga that extensively but I don’t know what I feel and my body has never been better in my life which is largely thanks to this quality of Yoga, Esoteric Yoga. I am not saying it’s better then the rest but what I am saying is that as far as anything I have done, the quality of this modality is key and stands out by far.

  4. Esoteric Yoga allows us to reconnect to what lives within, it is a true marker of what can be lived at all times if we so choose to let go of the mental constraints of the world and embrace the light of our soul.

  5. While reading these lines; ‘The spaciousness, openness and gentle quality that is felt in my body is achieved without any stretching or contorting. It reminds me that this is most likely how we felt as babies – so open and feeling the preciousness and tenderness that is perfectly natural.’ I could feel how my body was going into the quality you’ve described here, just by being present and allowing to feel my body it could open up to the natural tenderness I know is inside me from day one.

  6. I can relate to all of these benefits of Esoteric Yoga. Practising regularly makes me feel more relaxed on a very deep body level. It stops the raciness, the constant motion and provides instant feedback on how I’ve been living as well as an opportunity to connect to a deeper stillness that resides underneath everything else – the emotions, the protections and the hurts – all temporary and surface layers that don’t belong to the core of who we are.

  7. Giving ourselves the time and opportunity to really tune in with our body and way of moving is very worthwhile – we have the opportunity with that to be more aware of how our body is feeling and what it is communicating with us – something that we can then take back into our daily life with us.

  8. The deeper I go to connecting to my body the more I am shown that which does not support me. Esoteric Yoga supports me to go deeper helping me to let go to feel more of the real me… there is always more and not to stay comfortable with where I am at.

  9. Esoteric Yoga is one of the most amazing modalities that I have ever experienced. In its simplicity, I have been able to again connect to my body and the beauty of the being that I am within my body. To honestly feel the day to day normal life we all live, in the body is so very revealing, much of what we have believed to be normal in how we treat our body is in fact hardening, stressing and tensing our bodies. To feel how we live is contributing to the pain or tension in our body is not a criticism, but a divine gift, for we can adjust, change and move differently in our body and lessen the tension and pain, this modality reminds us that we have a choice as to how we live in our body.

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