Happy Thursday Yogis!
Here is something to chew on for today.
My guru Yogi Charu taught that Yoga is more than just mastering difficult poses, but it is an entire lifestyle!
According to his teachings, Holistic Yoga needs:
1. Proper posture
5. Positive thinking
Which do you think is the most difficult of these to achieve and why? Why are they all so important to Holistic Yoga? Leave a comment with your answer!
Why wait for later?! The time to be happy is now! I love this quote so much and I feel like it embodies the spirit of yoga so beautifully. Dwelling in mistakes of the past or fears of the future will get us nowhere fast. We have the power to take control of our own minds and choose to live in the here and now. Happiness lies in the present moment! Our yoga asana (posture) practice is so helpful in making this happen. Have you ever taken a class where you were swept away in the beauty of the sequencing and the inspirational words of your teacher?? I know I have, and it’s part of what makes yoga so addicting. So, what’s the next step? Maybe try a meditation class to help focus your concentration and to bring you closer to what should be all of humanity’s main goal: Happiness!
Sutra 33:”The practice of concentration on a single subject (or the use of one technique) is the best way to prevent the obstacles and their accompaniments.” Yoga Sutras, Patanjali.