yoga asana and the limits of human body

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Traditions have a strong place in society. They establish a line of continuity to the past and remind us, if we let them, where we came from. Traditions and rituals also feed stability into our otherwise rapidly shifting lives. Often because we depend on them for comfort and familiarity, we accept them without question. While it’s…

sutra 2.47: connect mind through body

Sutra 2.47: prayatna shaithilya ananta samapattibhyam Such a posture can be attained by the abandonment of effort and the non-use of will, and by the continuous awareness of the infinite eternal existence. Translation and interpretation by Swami Venkatesananda You may have read or heard a yoga teacher say that we practice asana in preparation for…

sutra 2.46: what is asana?

Sutra 2.46: sthira sukham asanam The posture of the body during the practice of contemplation and at other times, as also the posture of the mind (or attitude to life) should be firm and pleasant. Translation and interpretation by Swami Venkatesananda Asana. One of Yoga’s many terms that we use routinely instead of its English…