There is no doubt that practicing yoga is a great idea—not only for your physical body but also for your mental health and overall vitality.
However, as beginners to this ancient yet currently trendy practice, one tends to make some major mistakes. The key to achieving flexibility, strength, and eventually coming into the “state of yoga” is consistency, practice, and patience.
Some common mistakes beginners make include:
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Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 86
Contd. from knowledge sheet 85
“Tataha ksheyate prakashavaranam’’ (II Sutra 52)
tataha = then; ksheyate = broken; prakasha = light; avaransam = curtain.
“Then the curtain surrounding the light is broken.”
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Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 85
Contd. from [340492:knowledge sheet 84]
“Tasminsati shwasaprashwasayorgativicchedaha pranayamaha’’ (II Sutra 49)
tasmin = in that state of asana or posture; sati = being; shwasa = inspiratory breath; prashwasa = expiratory breath; gati = movement; vicchedaha = breaking; pranayamaha = regulating the breath.
“In that state of being in asana or posture, breaking the movement of inspiratory or expiratory breath is regulation of breath.”
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Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 84
Contd. from knowledge sheet 83
“Tato dwandanabhighataha’’ (II Sūtra 48)
tato = then; dwandwa = duality; anabhighataha = rooted out.
“Then, all the duality in you is rooted out.”
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2014 has been a special year since I completed 5 years in the organization which has shaped the lives of millions and billions, thereby which has got the apt name of the “ART OF LIVING”.
22 June, 2009 was the date when my YES+ Workshop currently known as the “Happiness Workshop” started. Meeting new people, interactive and fun filled sessions were just amazing. Also, 3 Stage Pranayamas and Bhastrika were two processes that were taught the very same day. Seldom did I know that both were pre requisites to experience the technique that will change my life.
With the arrival of the second day, came all the different processes which lasted till three hours. Then, came the moment which I was waiting for, when our teacher told us that we will be experiencing the breathing technique called “Sudarshan Kriya”.
Post the completion of Kriya, I experienced inner peace and tranquillity, complete stillness and a mind free from thoughts, yet aware of the surroundings.
Since then, the blissful “Sudarshan Kriya” has been an active part of my life with its ever amazing effects of increased enthusiasm and efficiency, great energy & freedom from stress.
Some things are in life are just meant to be experienced and “Sudarshan Kriya “is one of them, a sacred gift and blessing to the mankind.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 83
Contd. from knowledge sheet 82
Asanas are not just aerobics, not just gymnastics because asanas have to be coordinated with the breath and with awareness. If you are lifting your arms up, you are fully aware that you are lifting your arm up, every inch of it. In gymnastics you simply lift it up. Your attention, your awareness is not there. In yoga, the body, breath and the mind are all united. It is slow motion, like dance, leading from one posture to another posture.
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