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?

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

  1. For myself, it is this combination of feeling the lightness of the being within my body and the reality of how my body actually feels according to how I have been moving it, that really makes Esoteric Yoga so profound.

  2. One of the deep and healing techniques of the Esoteric modalities that truly offer people to come back to themselves; to their body and being (Soul). This I have never experienced before by any other modality in this world.

  3. Esoteric Yoga is a wonderful modality that allows the body to surrender so deeply that you get to know exactly where we are at, for example, how tired/exhausted or vital we are.

  4. True vitality is lived when our body is positioned in a way through which our Soul can be imbued. Esoteric yoga offers a very tangible way for us to deepen our relationship with our body along with the awareness of the divine intelligence that is always on offer to guide us to live in connect or more so in union with our body and Soul.

  5. The more I reconnect to the wonders of my body and take steps further and further out of living from the prison of my mind, I can appreciate more and more how crucially important living from the impulses of our body is and hence how vitally beneficial Esoteric Yoga is for us all.

  6. I think oftentimes we can seek something complicated to distract ourselves from how we are feeling inside, rather than give ourselves the space to really connect with our body and being and learn from whatever is there to be seen.

  7. Indeed a Heaven-sent modality. I love its perfectly designed simplicity. And I often get reminded that simplicity is not a lack of details, but it is what encompasses the whole and presents what is in its entirety, with no condition or manoeuver.

  8. Marika, I love the simplicity of esoteric yoga and that it is about re-connection rather than contorting the body.

  9. “Benefits of Esoteric Yoga – Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover” – but instead look inside to feel it contents, chapter and verse and the quality of it to then adore what cover is seen.

  10. Esoteric Yoga has given me a real connection with my body, it was not until I truly stopped and felt how my body was feeling that I realised how on the go it can feel, and as I payed attention to each area, I began to get a true sense as to how my body felt. I am now able to feel the stillness in it when I connect which is also my marker for the day, to continue to do all the things I need to do, yet still hold a quality of that stillness.

  11. Giving ourselves the space to tune in with our whole body and simply be honest about how we’re feeling gives us the opportunity to reflect deeper on why this may be, ‘good’ or ‘bad’. And from that reflection we can be more aware of the way in which we live in all areas of our life, benefiting not only ourselves but everyone around us too.

  12. I agree Marika, the Esoteric Yoga Modality is so healing and yummy for the body, it offers the body an opportunity to truly surrender and to feel the exquisite quality of our own stillness.

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