Yoga encompasses the 8 limbs of the practice. Perhaps you practice certain ones diligently or find yourself dabbling to do your best in all of them, but the idea that yoga is purely asana – the 3rd limb, needs to end. I’ve personally never seen anyone reaching nirvana or enlightenment through a downward facing dog, but I have through another limb – Dhyana, the 7th limb of yoga.
This is the practice of concentration through meditation. So often the ego, who is the master of distraction takes over and is constantly doing, rushing, multitasking – anything in its power to not be present. When you sit, you spend time with your higher self in order to reach Samadhi, which is really the goal of yoga. But how can you stay without technique, training and understanding the formula that works for you?
SAMPLE MEDITATION: BREATH AWARENESS
A simple yet profound way of understanding the power of your breath and cultivate mindfulness into your everyday life.