Namaste Peace Seekers!
I’m fresh off the yoga mat from Ashtanga Practice and LOVED it. I’m really wondering why I stopped for so long.
In honor of the practice today’s words of wisdom are brought to you by K. Pattabhi Jois. I wish I could have studied Ashtanga under his guidance but sadly…
I encourage you to read on even if you don’t have an Ashtanga practice or yoga practice at all and to give yoga a chance. Yoga quickly becomes a lifestyle not an exercise.
So, here we go…just breathe and relax into the words, find your center, let go and be mindful 😀 see, you just practiced a little yoga right there!
So whether you do your first downward dog at 14 or 44, it’s not your history but your presence on your mat that counts.
Simply be present with your own shifting energies and with the unpredictability of life as it unfolds.
Yoga is good for man because the physical body improves, the nervous system improves, the mind improves, the intellect improves—so, how can yoga not be good?
If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.
Awake my dear be kind to your sleeping heart take it out into the vast fields of Light and let it breathe.
Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.
When the breath control is correct, mind control is possible.
Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.
I’m going to leave you with this for now but I’ll back tomorrow to tell you all about my coffee debacle on Tuesday.