“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
Meditation is arguably one of the most powerful benefits of yoga practice. Unfortunately, meditation can be greatly misunderstood and also very difficult for someone just starting out.
One of the main criticisms I’ve heard is “I’m unable to stop thinking. My mind is constantly racing.”
In the beginning it was very hard for me to focus on nothing. I found that my mind would think about work, a past relationship, or even negative thoughts. One of the best things you can do is try to concentrate on your breathing. When you focus on taking slow, equalizing breaths, it clears your mind of all thoughts.
The benefits of meditation are endless but for the sake of keeping it short and sweet, here is a list of 7 benefits:
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“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you” -Deepak Chopra
I didn’t know much about the different paths of yoga when I first started. Yoga was just a form of exercise like it is for many. There’s nothing wrong with stretching and staying is shape, but yoga is much more than just asanas (poses).
I knew that yoga began in northern India more than 5,000 years ago, but that’s really all. Even the training materials I was given lightly brushed the surface of what yoga really is. I started researching online and the two books that were recommended to read were Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
I started reading Bhagavad Gita which is a sacred 700-verse Hindu text that was written sometime between 400 BCE and 200 CE. The story was about a battle between two cousins belonging to the Pandavas and Kauravas clan.
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