Classical Yoga from the wise ones of old has much to provide for our health, happiness and deep link with life. When we embrace it, our life will differ from daydreaming to purposeful living.
I recall lying during intercourse way up north in freezing Fort McMurray, Alberta, daydreaming of floating on my in the warm Caribbean sea. It was my favorite thing to do way in those days in the seventies.
I’d say that in those days I spontaneously resorted to the gift most of us have and certainly used frequently as children.. day dreaming. Within many years of daydreaming I was indeed in the warm Caribbean waters floating on my back. Without an inkling, totally clueless, I had been creating my future with frequent daydreams.
Since then, we came to learn this daydreaming as visualization. Visualization is one of many techniques used to calm your head and body. And believe it or not, it had been recommended as a technique thousands of years before the offerings of the “new age “.
Classical Yoga provides a map on the best way to live a pleased, healthy life, and feel deeply connected. The wise ones thousands of years back provided answers to all of our challenges today. Siddhasana meaning For instance, when we sit to meditate whatever is bugging us that we have pushed to the rear of our mind will push back. It comes to sit with us. An uninvited guest that refuses to leave.
Classical Yoga reveals this as natural. Before you quiet the noisy mind some preliminary steps ensure it is easier; like knowledge. Once you know who you’re and gain insight into the world, that uninvited guest would turn into a person just passing through, even bearing gifts. In addition it helps to really have a garland of virtues around your neck. First two given: ahimsa, non-violence, and satya, truth. This way relationships may be respectful.
This method of Classical Yoga takes it a few steps further. You know that tight muscle that generally seems to accompany the uninvited guest? Well, look after it when you sit to feel cozy; the device advises. Your physical body should be relaxed otherwise instead of feeling cozy like you wish to, your brain is likely to be drawn to that one uncomfortable spot in your body.
Classical Yoga minimizes the confusion that will occur when we fumble the ball of life. We are fortunate that the insights of the wise ones of old have already been preserved and are available. I am thankful for this.
May you be guided by ancient wisdom as you navigate in and contribute purposefully to the modern world.