Practicing the postures of yoga builds strength and flexibility, but those are not the goals. We are seeking awareness, understanding and unity of the body, mind and spirit. We use the postures to activate and stimulate each part of the body so we can feel it, become aware of it, and incorporate it into our whole being.
We get strong in the process, and we get flexible. But if those physical goals are our ultimate destination, we fall far short of the possibilities of yoga. The postures, and our approach to them, acquaint us with our bodies so we can unite and become whole.
This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
5) Beyond Bikram: Why This Is a Great Time For Ghosh Yoga