The practice of yoga is not about getting a good stretch or a good workout. True practice teaches you how to live and love. You begin by creating a home in yourself that feels uncluttered, clear and inviting – a somatically intelligent space in heart and mind within which to invite the goodness of love, life and friendship !
To perform the boat posture simply to shred your abs or even to strive for the perfect physical appearance of a pose is “missing the yoga boat” according to Patanjali. Yoga is not a series of postures – it is a guide for living the right life. No matter who you are with, and what you are doing, life is calling for your full presence.
The Yoga Sutra is considered the fundamental text on the system of yoga, and yet you won’t find the description of a single posture or asana in it. Essentially, Patanjali says, your entire life is being called to attention and intention. These eight concepts and steps act as guidelines to CULTIVATE a purposeful, intentional and directed life.