Classical Yoga from the wise ones of old has much to offer for the health, happiness and deep connection to life. When we embrace it, our life will differ from daydreaming to purposeful living.
I recall lying in bed way up north in freezing Fort McMurray, Alberta, daydreaming of floating on my back the warm Caribbean sea. It had been the best move to make way in those days in the seventies.
I would claim that in those days I spontaneously resorted to the gift we all have and certainly used frequently as children.. day dreaming. Within a couple of years of daydreaming I was indeed back the warm Caribbean waters floating on my back. Lacking any inkling, totally clueless, I had been creating my future with frequent daydreams.
Ever since then, we attended to master this daydreaming as visualization. Visualization is one of the techniques used to calm your head and body. And believe it or not, it had been recommended as a technique 1000s of years before the offerings of the “new age “.
Classical Yoga provides a map on how to live a pleased, healthy life, and feel deeply connected. The wise ones 1000s of years back provided answers to our challenges today. For example, whenever we sit to meditate whatever is bugging us that individuals have pushed to the rear of our mind will push back. It concerns sit with us. An uninvited guest that will not leave.
Classical Yoga reveals this as natural. One which just quiet the noisy mind some preliminary steps make it easier; like knowledge. Once you know who you’re and gain insight into the planet, that uninvited guest would develop into a person just passing through, even bearing gifts. Siddhasana meaning It also helps to have a garland of virtues around your neck. First two given: ahimsa, non-violence, and satya, truth. This way relationships could be respectful.
This system of Classical Yoga takes it several steps further. You know that tight muscle that seems to accompany the uninvited guest? Well, take care of it when you sit to feel cozy; the system advises. Your physical body must certanly be relaxed otherwise rather than feeling cozy like you want to, your mind will undoubtedly be drawn compared to that one uncomfortable spot in your body.
Classical Yoga minimizes the confusion that can occur whenever we fumble the ball of life. We’re fortunate that the insights of the wise ones of old have now been preserved and are available. I am thankful for this.
May you be guided by ancient wisdom as you navigate in and contribute purposefully to your modern world.