Big Shakti has created a holistic approach to health and healing, integrating the best from yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, Daoism and western mind-body medicine.
Dr Swami Shankardev and Jayne Stevenson
The medical and yoga therapy components of Big Shakti have been developed by Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati who has 35 years experience in supporting people to rehabilitate themselves from chronic illness using these techniques.
Swami Shankardev has collaborated with Jayne Stevenson, who spent 10 years studying with a master of Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts. Together they have created simple, powerful healing tools that are easy to learn and to apply into your life.
What is Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy is the application of yogic methods to re-establish harmony and balance in the body-mind.
When yoga is combined with certain healing and therapeutic modalities, it increases the effectiveness and efficiency of those methods. Yoga can also increase health, general wellbeing and longevity.
Techniques such as Yoga Nidra are essential ingredients in almost all disease management plans to encourage deep rest, healing and recuperation
What is Mind-body Medicine
Yoga and meditation are now incorporated into holistic mind-body medicine programs run by major universities and hospitals, such as the Benson Henry Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.
Mind-body medicine is an evolving and powerful holistic medical system that incorporates yoga, relaxation and meditation. The combination of yoga therapy and mind-body medicine is deeply satisfying to both the patient and the therapist.
Big Shakti’s Approach to Health and Wellbeing
Our techniques are universal, dogma-free and support you to use any healing system with a sense of what is right for you. They do this because they cultivate self-awareness and self-reflection and empower self-effort.
You will always heal more quickly if you are relaxed and engaged in your own healing than if you are tense and hoping other people will do all the work to cure you.
Our Guided Meditations empower you to develop a positive healing relationship with yourself.
We Deliver What We Promise
Big Shakti’s products deliver what they promise. They teach you skills you can apply to make appropriate and positive changes in your life.
Read more about our approach to health and wellbeing.
A Collaborative Holistic Approach
We encourage a collaborative relationship. This means taking greater responsibility for your health but always seeking medical advice when required.
Develop a partnership with teachers, therapists and doctors. At the same time claim your own power, become self-responsible and propel yourself towards a better life.