Classical Yoga from the wise ones of old has much to offer for the health, happiness and deep connection to life. Once we embrace it, our life will change from daydreaming to purposeful living.
I remember lying in bed way up north in freezing Fort McMurray, Alberta, daydreaming of floating on my in the warm Caribbean sea. It absolutely was the best action to take way back then in the seventies.
I would claim that back then 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 in the warm Caribbean waters floating on my back. Without an inkling, totally clueless, I had been creating my future with frequent daydreams.
Since then, we attended to learn this daydreaming as visualization. Visualization is one of many techniques used to calm your brain and body. And believe it or not, it was recommended as a technique tens and thousands of years before the offerings of the “new age “.
Classical Yoga supplies a map on how to live a happy, healthy life, and feel deeply connected. The wise ones tens and thousands of years back provided methods to our challenges today. For instance, once we sit to meditate whatever is bugging us that we have pushed to the rear of our mind will push back. It involves sit with us. An uninvited guest that refuses to leave.
Classical Yoga reveals this as natural. Before you can quiet the noisy mind some preliminary steps allow it to be easier; like knowledge. When you know who you’re and gain insight into the world, that uninvited guest would turn into a person just passing through, even bearing gifts. Siddhasana meaning In addition, it helps to have a garland of virtues around your neck. First two given: ahimsa, non-violence, and satya, truth. Like that relationships may be respectful.
This system of Classical Yoga takes it a couple of 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 machine advises. Your physical body must certanly be relaxed otherwise rather than feeling cozy like you wish to, your brain will soon be drawn to that particular one uncomfortable spot in your body.
Classical Yoga minimizes the confusion that may occur once we fumble the ball of life. We are fortunate that the insights of the wise ones of old have 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.