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VIGA: Vivation & Hatha Yoga

Definition: VIGA combines the transformational process of Vivation, which is a feelings-level meditation-in-action for harmonizing emotions, with body movements based on Hatha Yoga.

We’ve all heard wise-sounding sayings like “Be here now,” or “Just love yourself more”, but we’re never told exactly how to do these things. That’s where Vivationcomes in. Vivation teaches the specific skill of loving yourself exactly as you are in the present moment. Nothing facilitates change so well as fully embracing the present. A key to achieving any goal more easily is to focus on its relative nearness rather than on its difficulty. Vivation makes this shift to enthusiasm and power not just at … Continue reading

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How Jim Leonard Changed My Life

I would like to pay tribute to Jim Leonard’s particular genius in creating Vivation, the profound healing process that changed my life, and which I continue to use every day.

One of my highest values in life is SELF-RELIANCE; I love feeling independent and not contingent on anything outside myself for my feelings of well-being and happiness. I know that, although I do try to influence and control the people and situations in my life (for better or worse), ultimately I am the one who will make myself either happy or miserable, depending on how I relate to the present circumstances. If I’m … Continue reading

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