"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. "
~ Patanjali, translated from Sanskrit

   Abhyasah(practice) is the art of learning that which has to be learned through the cultivation of disciplined action. This involves long,zealous,calm and persevering effort. Although practice without guidance produces unbridled energy which can be thrown out towards the material world.(I recommend that you find one teacher and stay will them, do not be fickle and bounce from teacher to teacher, Guru to Guru) as this leads to confusion. Vairagya (detachment or renunciation)is the art of avoiding that which should be avoided. Both require a positive and virtuous approach. These are the “Twin Pillars” of yoga  as practice is the generative force or progress in yoga and detachment acts to fend off energectic outburst to protect the practioner from entanglement with sense objects and redirecting the energies towards the core of our being.                                                                                                                                                                    Parts taken from Prologue of Light on Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali as translated by B.K.S. Iyengar and other views from myself.

June 6th, 2009

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