Yoga is neither an exercise nor types of mental concentration. Yoga is a simple process of calming of the mind. As we move towards calming of the mind, there is an experience of slowdown and relaxation at the level of body, breath, and psyche.
Avoiding the extremes is the key to success in Yoga. “One has to be temperate in food and recreation, exercise self-restrain in work and moderate in sleep and in waking” says the Bhagavadgita. Abhyasa (practice) and Vairagya (non-attachment) the two means to achieve success in Yoga also point to the balanced path towards transformative andContinue reading “Abhyasa and Vairagya: The two pillars of success in Yoga”
Usually we approach asana as a means to cure physical or mental pain, to improve fitness or promote health. Asana will never disappoint anyone with these approaches. Slowly we understand that practice of asana involves cultivating stability and ease which later transforms into the calmness of mind. This is a step by step process whereContinue reading “Practicing Asana: The Three Stages”