Meditation and Yoga
to help treat Addiction
Meditation is the practice of seeing things as they really are. It is a living practice, a continuing journey to reach this state of peaceful acceptance of reality. The ultimate goal is the cultivation of independent happiness: happiness which is not dependent on any external cause or circumstance. This is lasting happiness in an impermanent world.
Linda Thai, Meditation and Yoga Instructor
“Despite having been raised in a household of meditators, I sought to create happiness by controlling the external world, chasing pleasure and achievement to avoid the pain of the inherent emptiness of the human condition.”
Linda began her own formal meditation practice 4 years ago, and is grounded in the technique of Vipassana, as taught in the tradition of S.N. Goenka. This particular technique aims to cultivate an equanimous and non-reactionary mind, for the purpose of self-enquiry, self-awareness and self-transformation. To be liberated from one's own habit patterns of the mind is the ultimate freedom.
Yoga is also another powerful vehicle for healing. Linda became certified to teach yoga in 2012, completing Radiantly Alive's multi-style vinyasa training. After training with Nikki Myers in January 2013, specialising in yoga for addiction recovery and relapse prevention, Linda teaches a fusion of hatha, yin and restorative yoga for the purpose of releasing tension and trauma, and strengthening the neuro-fascial network.