dominicvineoftheowls (dominicvine) wrote,

Meanwhile: Yoga

(some one asked me to "give some tips" on Yoga)

best i can say about it is this:

the word means Union
the act of Yoga is a meditation and prayer

very often the way it is taught
is as a stretching excersize to keep fit
which by far misses the meaning

in any pose that you do
try doing the most simple one you remember:
mountain pose; corpse pose

your intention should be to be present with every aspect of yourself
every muscle
each sinew
everything feeling and thought

and then further
to be present with every aspect of everything
thus, God
-- traditional yoga is from a hindu perspective
which gives the divine many different points of reference (they being polytheistic)
but the eventual goal, even then, is to become fully present with all existance

that is what yoga is about
and it makes those very difficult and strange positions much more interesting:
understanding your place in eternity
and what to do there...

  • My tweets

    Thu, 19:46: Just watched Finding Vivian Maier with Koos. . . as soon as they stared showing the work I was on the verge of...…

  • My tweets

    Wed, 11:38: "Ahhhhhhh que triste, verdad que triste, verdad" (heard on the sidewalk)

  • My tweets: walking with Arun

    Sun, 12:31: I posted a new photo to Facebook Sun, 18:44: more walking Sun, 18:44: I posted a new photo to Facebook…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.