What is Yoga?

Erica
RYT-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher. Erica started practicing yoga daily to bring herself flexibility, strength and balance. She enjoys doing yoga on the mat in the room, in nature and at the sea side. Erica brings yoga from the mat to everyday life and it helps her to be balanced, non judgmental and to learn new things. She likes learning and challenges, and encourages students to challenge themselves, learn new asanas, practice and enjoy every minute of yoga.

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What is yoga?
No, I’m not going to do a book report or summarise this superb book because even if I tried, I would fail miserably. No summary can do justice to what is in this magnificent book. I bought it last month on Weiling’s recommendation and there’s never been a second of regret.

When I held the book in my hands, somehow I knew it would be life-changing. I couldn’t wait to read it!! The anticipation was overwhelming. The moment I stepped into the MRT, my eyes went into alert mode, searching the entire car and finally homing in on a quiet corner where I would not be disturbed. I quickly swooped in and started poring over the book. As I read, I began to understand why Weiling had recommended it. The book was and still is AWESOME!

The introduction itself was enough to floor me. What is Yoga? Such a simple question, yet with so complex an answer and so many different meanings. What struck me most, however, was this. “…it means the disciplining of the intellect, the mind, the emotions, the will”. The book goes on to explain that when the “…mind, intellect and self are under control, freed from restless desire, so that they rest in the spirit within, a man becomes a Yukta – one in communion with God.”

I’ve always considered myself very disciplined. To me there is a time for everything: work, play, rest. My life progresses like a well-oiled clock, tick tock tick tock. After reading ‘Light on Yoga’, it became clear that I am still very far away from it. I have yet to learn to discipline my mind, my emotions and my will. How to achieve …read more

Source: http://tirisulayoga.com/blog/what-is-yoga-9/

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