108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 15 – It increasingly appears that Yoga has been acculturated into the fitness mindset……

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It increasingly appears that Yoga has been acculturated into the fitness mindset
rather than fitness being acculturated into the Yoga mindset.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 14 – Freedom of movement within the Annamaya does not presume……

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Freedom of movement within the Annamaya
does not presume freedom of movement within the Prāṇamaya.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 13 – I feel our priorities need to be more around how we practice rather……

“In terms of Yoga Practice within adult lifestylesI feel our priorities need to be based more aroundhow we practice, rather than what we practice.”

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 12 – Mahā Mudrā is the bridge between Āsana and Prāṇāyāma.

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Mahā Mudrā is the bridge between Āsana and Prāṇāyāma.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 11 – I may not feel ‘better’ after a practice……

I may not feel ‘better’ after a practice.
I always feel ‘different’ after a practice.
That difference offers new views within old patterns.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 10 – Don’t get stuck on the sticky……

dhyanamDon’t get stuck on the sticky.
Learn Prāṇāyāma.
Learn Pratyāhāra.
Learn Nādānusandhāna.
Learn Adhyayanam.
Learn Dhyānam.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 9 – Cikitsā Krama is to replenish depleted Ojas.

Cikitsā Krama is to replenish depleted Ojas.
Rakṣaṇa Krama is to nurture replenished Ojas.
Śikṣaṇa Krama is to garner nurtured Ojas.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 8 – Cikitsā Krama is to gather dissipated Agni.

Cikitsā Krama is to gather dissipated Agni.
Rakṣaṇa Krama is to conserve gathered Agni.
Śikṣaṇa Krama is to intensify conserved Agni.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 7 – Cikitsā Krama is to gather dissipated Prāṇa……

Cikitsā Krama is to gather dissipated Prāṇa.
Rakṣaṇa Krama is to conserve gathered Prāṇa.
Śikṣaṇa Krama is to intensify conserved Prāṇa.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 6 – Sādhana is about what grows out of practising……

Yoga Sādhana is about what grows out of
practising alone amidst the inside at home, rather
than practising with others amidst the outside in class.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 5 – Some days my Dhyānam Sādhana is akin to……

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Some days my Dhyānam Sādhana is akin to sailing in the Aegean at sunset,
on others its more akin to slogging through mud at midnight.
Either way its just practice.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 4 – Pratiloma Ujjāyī is both an elegant and eloquent Prāṇāyāma technique.

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Pratiloma Ujjāyī is both an elegant and eloquent Prāṇāyāma technique.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 3 – Adapting the form of Yoga is one thing……

Adapting the form of Yoga is one thing.
Adapting the roots of Yoga another.
Better not to confuse the two when choosing.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 2 – Interesting to observe myself saying ‘hello old friend’ as……

Interesting to observe myself saying ‘hello old friend’ as I take up my Dhyāna Pīṭham.

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108 Yoga Practice Pointers – 1 – Cit Mudrā – A means to appreciate the subtlety of Yoga Sūtra C2 v46……

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Cit Mudrā
A means to appreciate the subtlety of Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 46
the integration of the qualities of steady attentiveness and spacious clarity.

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