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August 21, 2018

Yoga Asanas

The traditional definition of asana is a good seat for the mind and the body and a good seat is one that is both stable and easeful. We stabilize the mind in part through drishti (a steady and easeful focus for the eyes) and in part through breath. Not by trying to control the breath, but by giving it space. And, when it comes to the body, the asanas bring moments of physical stability and we learn to maintain this stability with ease (not to be confused with easy) rather than resistance. That moment when we feel the difference between holding space with stability and ease rather than rigidity and resistance is both grounding and joyous; a perfect blend of stability and ease.

Stability and Ease in Daily Life

This unity of stability and ease is not only present in the context of yoga asanas but it is relevant in our life as a whole. If we feel grounded/stable with who we are we don’t fear falling, in part because we are solid and in part because we know how...

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