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Yoga practitioner & instructor. She did her yoga teacher training in November 2009 en Centered Yoga Thailand. She has given more then 400 classes in English, Spanish and Bulgarian. She started a yoga group in Barcelona in 2009 and manages all its activities. She's given various classes and substitutions in yoga schools Yoga Bindu, Link yoga, Kannon Gyo, BeYoga, Hohm yoga and gyms Metropolitan, Arsenal, as well as few private classes and classes outdoors with family and friends.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Steady and comfortable

Yoga Sutras II.46
स्थिरसुखम्‌ आसनम्‌ - Sthira-sukham asanam
Asanas should be steady and comfortable. The third limb of Raja yoga is the asanas or postures. This is a whole subdivision of Raja yoga known as Hatha yoga, which works directly with the prana and kundalini, the more subtle energy currents in the body. Hatha yoga postures, always done in a specific order, massage the endocrine glands and release energy blockages in the system so that a meditative stat is brought about physically rather than through sitting and watching the mind. Hath yoga is best practices in conjunction with meditation for the asanas are a vital aid, but not the end, on the path of samadhi.

Asanas should be steady and comfortable, joyful. It is important that the practitioner not be strained. He should be able to relax in the position - yet hold it perfectly for a given amount of time. Fidgeting and loss of concentration only waste energy. Just as in meditation, the mind and body must remain one-pointed.

1 comment:

  1. Me encanta este blog y es muy buena su contribución a todos los que nos acercamos a esta ciencia milenaria.
    Este yoga Sutra desde luego es aplicable y deseable a la práctica de posturas, sin embargo yo creo que Patanjali habla de asana y no de asanas como un sistema de posturas. Mas bien creo que habla de la postura de meditación.
    Veo que es una opinión bastante extendida entre los practicantes de hatha, no olvidemos que es como bien dices un texto de Raja yoga.