YOGA

Practice in a space permeated with peace

YOGA

The physical practice of yoga (“asana” or posture) is but one of the eight limbs of yoga.  While asana practice helps us develop “agility, balance, endurance, and great vitality,” BKS Iyengar notes  that asanas’ “real importance lies in the way they train and discipline the mind.”  (BKS Iyengar, Light on Yoga, p. 40)  Steady practice is necessary to discover the power of asanas, but we must strive to avoid “mechanical” or “regimented” practice,

 

I find that the beauty of a mind-body discipline, such as yoga . . . is that it is an endless process of discovery and surprise.  This is frequently overlooked by students, driven by gain and bent on mustering as much strength and flexibility as possible.  I think that yoga, rather than a path leading to mastery, is an invitation to evoke mystery and channel powerful, subtle, and ultimately unnameable energy that roams inside.” (Tias Little, Yoga of the Subtle Body, p. 6)

 

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