The Real Riches of Yoga

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The greatness of yoga simply explained by Ashtanga master David Swenson:

“Practicing yoga is a constant evolution. The Ashtanga system can appear very rigid, with its predetermined sequences, but actually there’s great freedom within its structure. From the repetition, we learn to find depth in the minutiae of the actions and the wonder of breath and prana. In the beginning, I was fascinated by making amazing shapes with the body, but the longer we practice, the more our attention naturally drifts within. The real riches of yoga cannot be seen; they are felt and experienced from the inside out.”

[Thanks to Marina at Bikram Yoga Musings]

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Comments

  1. Love that!

  2. francis Ryan says:

    yes without doubt yoga is a system which brings much flexability of the body ,and also the mind improving the concentration to levels to those of genius.

  3. Aptly said! Body contortions / asanas are just one limb out of the eight limbs of yoga, and it is said in the ancient yogi texts that the purpose of asanas is to prepare the body for long periods of meditation.

  4. Couldn´t agree more!

  5. This is very true, and something I am just beginning to come to learn. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Well. There are several benefits of yoga such as it will help to Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium, Cardiovascular efficiency increases, Respiratory efficiency increases, Gastrointestinal function normalizes etc. Hence if you are doing yoga regularly then it will fit your body.

  7. I have followed some yoga for beginners routines over the internet. After each yoga sessions, I feel relaxed and relieved, not to mention the fact that my flexibility has greatly improved too.

  8. Great to see your blog, I had not seen it before But I will be coming back on a regular basis from now on

  9. great source of information, i will surly read it again and again

  10. My meditation practice seemed to naturally lead to my interest in yoga. I find the two disciplines essential to each other. I can go much further in my meditation as I integrate my mind and body through my yoga asanas.

  11. Yes, you are very correct. Yoga not only keeps you healthy and fit, but it also helps to cure many health conditions.

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