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What differentiates yoga from exercise is the #spiritual
is a physical practice aimed at opening a door in your #heart
and mind to the deepest #truth
. But, you are the one who decides. When you practice yoga with your heart set on deep and lasting #peace
, you’ll eventually find it. When you practice the shapes of the #poses
with your heart set on a material goal, you’ll get that too.
It’s not that the physical doesn’t matter. It does. This body you have is precious, it provides a unique field of experience for the mind and the #soul
. All the amazing things about the yoga body are, however, actually just side-effects. You happen to develop strong arm muscles while you work arm balances. You happen to develop your back while you do backbends and twists. You happen to develop your core as you jump back. You happen to #cleanse
in the forward fold. While these are all amazing, none of these physical manifestations are the heart of the practice.
is defined by the search for deep, eternal peace, true lasting happiness, an immersion in the universal grandness of the #Divine
. If you had to choose between a perfect handstand and ultimate #bliss
, choose bliss. If you choose bliss you’ll probably get them both. But, if you choose the handstand maybe you don’t get either.
is a science of health and so complimentary to the yoga practice. If you’ve joined every day of the #eatlikeayogi
challenge this month with me and @iamsahararose
you will have felt the deep intentions of both. Thanks for helping us raise money for @oneprosper
Big love to everyone who joined the challenge on @omstarsofficial
I love you 💗
The last asana of the challenge is #Ustrasana
. While truly a great pose for all the doshas, Camel Pose can be so grounding for Vata when the legs are activated and firmly rooted down.