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what am I doing?

March 13, 2013
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“.. yoga is ‘to attain what was previously unattainable’. The starting point for this thought is that there is something that we are today unable to do; when we find the means for bringing that desire into action, that step is yoga. In fact, every change is yoga.”
 
“Yoga attempts to create a state in which we are always present – really present – in every action, in every moment.”
 
“..we reach many points where we have never been before. Each of these movements and changes is yoga.”
 
“Another classic definition of yoga is ‘to be one with the divine.’ It does not matter what name we use for the divine – God, Allah, Isvara, or whatever – anything that brings us closer to understanding that there is a power higher and greater than ourselves is yoga. When we feel in harmony with that higher power, that too is yoga.”
 
“We begin where we are and how we are, and whatever happens, happens.” 
 
 
 
 
excerpts from The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice 
by TKV Desikachar

 

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