sutras 3.1+3.2: practice stillness

Sutra 3.1: desa bandhas cittasya dharana When the attention of the mind-stuff is directed in a single stream to a chosen field, without being dissipated and thus distracted – that is concentration. Translation and interpretation by Swami Venkatesananda Sutra 3.2: tatra pratyayai katanata dhyanam Keeping the attention uninterruptedly in that state [of concentration] is meditation.…

monthly INfrastructure: october asana

October 2014 Virabhadrasana I, II, III / Warrior Pose I, II, III (Standing hip openers) September 29-October 5 Virabhadrasana I Sutra 2.53 And, the mind attains the ability to concentrate, to focus its attention. Venkatesananda October 6-12 Virabhadrasana II Sutra 2.54 When the senses withdraw themselves from the objects and imitate, as it were, the…

would you use the siri of yoga mats?

  Meet SmartMat, the siri-like virtual yoga assistant. Using specially calibrated sensors that connect to your smartphone or tablet, it provides you with feedback on your personal yoga practice using audio and visual cues. It also learns about you, your body and your practice as you progress and makes recommendations accordingly, helping you find your…

monthly INfrastructure: september asana

September 2014 Adho Mukha Svanasana / Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Standing forward bend) September 1-7 Shoulders to Hands Sutra 2.49 The universal life force (prana) is enhanced and guided through the harmonious rhythm of the breath. Devi September 8-14 Low back / Hips Sutra 2.50 The movement of the life force is influenced through inhalation, exhalation,…