“Yoga is not about getting to know the postures. It is about getting to know
yourself ” – Gary Kraftsow
With the continuous practice of Asanas and Pranayama, the two important limbs out of the 8
limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga), I am getting to know myself more. I am getting to use the latent
energies of my body both physical and spiritual more. This definitely seems a new and a desired
phase in my life.
The way we are groomed during our weekend classes sets the tone for the whole week where I
feel encouraged to self practice, keeping in mind the details being taught in the class. The
intensive Asana practice during the weekend draws the mind and body into Tapas, another limb
of Yoga, which means burning of impurities.
There is a lot to learn and explore various dimensions of Yoga. It’s a deep study, science and
knowledge. But the way to achieve is gradually and with patience. It is indeed a journey that
requires self observation, discipline and awareness.
RYT200 Aug’20 Weekend