Mental clarity requires sensitivity in asana & pranayama. Adhyatmika sadhana (practice pertaining to Self) ascertains the known, knowing, & knower as objects of knowledge.
Samkhya Cosmogeny in Asana
Introduction to Samkhya Metaphysics India is a land of diverse opinions and divergent viewpoints. Its culture has been described as a “salad bowl” (as opposed to our “melting pot”) containing many ingredients that remain uniquely distinct within the whole. At the core of this diversity are the six different schools of Indian philosophy. One of […]
Prana & Prajna in the Yogic Path
Paraphrase of BKS Iyengar 2013 Guru Purnima Address — 22 July 2013 Transcribed by Bruce M. Roger +6.45 Yoga practice conquers weakness.. The purpose of yoga practice is to purge the citta by conquering the weaknesses of greed, anger, and delusion: vitarkah himsadayah… pratipaksha-bhavanam [PYS II.34]. Yoga is a discipline that builds up from the […]
What is Alignment? Transcending Duality Through Asana
2012 Bruce M. Roger [photo: Shiva Nataraja from Chola Empire at St. Louis Art Museum] We are all bound by duality. We express likes and dislikes, we seek pleasure to avoid pain, and we perceive the body and mind as separate entities. In the Bhaga…