Stretch & relax. This is just a drop in the ocean of yoga knowledge and wisdom for the dedicated yoga student. True practice teaches you how to live and how to love. You begin the true practice by creating a home in yourself with a mind and heart that are uncluttered and clear, inviting – a somatically intelligent space literally within the brain, heart and body to which you bring a sense of fullness and maturity of self. As B.K.S. Iyengar exclaims, “Inhabit your full self ! Don’t shrink !”
To perform a great boat pose 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 total guide for living the right life. 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.