This week in class we will be exploring the fifth and sixth limbs of Yoga Pratyahara – refinement of the senses and Dharana – concentration.
Envy and wrath shorten the life.
All of us have a need to forgive, whether in large or small matters. All of us suffer little irritating pinpricks every day. It is not very effective to analyze these small wrongs and then forgive them one by one. Much more effective is not to dwell on them at all. Whenever a stray bit of wrath arises and wants to talk over some incident from the past, don't invite that thought in.
When we can withdraw our attention completely from the past, it is not possible to get resentful; it is not possible to be oppressed by mistakes in our past, no matter who made them. All our attention is in the present, which makes every
moment fresh, every relationship fresh. Staleness
and boredom vanish from our life.
Words to Live By: Inspiration for Every Day – Eknath Easwaran
The homework is to consider the fifth and sixth limbs of Yoga Pratyahara – refinement of the senses and Dharana – concentration as a way to help you maintain your presence in the
by applying these two limbs to your Asana practice as a training ground for the
cultivation of awareness and presence.
Rushing Water Yoga
Serving Yoga to Camas, Washougal, and
since 2003 Vancouver Washington