Hey everyone! Hope you're all having a great end of the year! Blog post #2! For those that don't know me, I get up fairly early in the morning daily. Doesn't matter if it's a weekend or vacation, I'm up. Generally speaking, I'm up and alone... Something that I like to do during this quiet time is listen to some sort of audio book, lecture, or interview that will set my tone for the day. I've attached a short interview / talk with BKS Iyengar that I listened to this morning. He covers a lot of different subjects. He starts with talking about yoga and exercise, and at what point, one's exercise (asana, posture) becomes yoga. He speaks of getting your mind to introduce the intelligence to various parts of the body. "I'm missing the message, please go and guide" This is how he describes the intelligence reaching the different pores on the skin of the body. As this intelligence reaches these pores, this is the meditative posture. He says until then, it is not Yoga. I find this humbling and inspiring. BKS Iyengar continues to answer questions for the next 28 minutes of this clip. He covers all types of different subjects from Bhakti Yoga to art to performing the asana in a way that will interest those you are presenting to. It's all amazing. Take a listen / watch and tell me what you think.
I find that listening to this type of stuff in the morning has really helped to grow my yoga practice or should I say life? How are we bringing our yoga practice into our life? How are we living yoga off the mat? Feel free to comment and get some discussion going here :)
I'm not proof reading this so disregard grammar or spelling errors. I want to get some discussion going here and I know if I wait to post, it won't happen so I write when I have the time. This is almost like a public journal which is very interesting to me because I don't even keep a private journal or write anything for that matter, haha.