The Yoga of Acceptance

yogaLife is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu

The beauty of a yoga practice is that it helps us learn acceptance. Initially, I found that my practice was helping me learn to accept my body as it was that day in that particular moment. Every time I would go to class, my teachers would remind me, remind us all, that a piece of doing a posture was simply about focusing on where our bodies were right then. Not where they were the day before. Not where we wanted them to be. Right then.

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How to get your yoga postures correct?

Patanjali (the sage who consolidated precious yoga knowledge in the classic ancient text, Patanjali Yoga Sutras) defines a yoga posture as that which is both steady and comfortable Sthira Sukham Asanam ). A key point to remember when you get started with your yoga posture practice. Also, before practicing yoga poses (called asanas in Sanskrit) on your own, it is good to attend a yoga class to learn the correct way of practicing yoga postures. At Sri Sri Yoga classes, you will learn to practice yoga postures so that they not only provide an excellent body workout but also make the mind happy and centered.

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