The best way to develop any muscle is to build it up by repeated use. Developing a steady mind and an inner ease – strong enough to last in the midst of activity—also takes practice.
Integral Yoga Teachings
e say we want a loving world, a peaceful world; but we cannot cultivate that love if negative vibrations get into us. One way in which we can bring negative vibrations into ourselves is through our food. That is why food should come to us as an offering of love.
The goal of Yoga is to experience this innate nature and to allow that aspect of our being to guide the way to everything. At peace with ourselves, innately we are in a loving relationship to what is outside of us. It is our nature to express love. When our action is an expression of love, there is joy in that.
In Hatha practice, we attempt to move and think about our movements in ways outside of our patterned thinking and moving. We practice being and acting free of our conditioning by moving with complete, non-judgmental awareness and in loving response to the capacity of the body in this moment only.
If you ever have selfish expectations when you give something, this will eventually disturb your inner peace. Anytime you expect something in return for your effort, it’s karma
I also work with two-year-old twins who have cerebral palsy. The yoga therapy has improved their balance, strength and flexibility and, equally as important, it has given them the ability to develop stillness in their mind and body.
You are not given the light by anyone—not even by a spiritual teacher. You are that light.
As yoga students and teachers, compassion blossoms as our inner guidance. Compassion is fostered by our personal experience through hardships—physical, mental or emotional—or by, with an open heart, perceiving the suffering of others.
The technique of meditation is to keep the mind fully occupied on one thing. When the mind is fully occupied on one thing, it is kept away from many things and it becomes quiet.