Perfect Truths about Yoga

by Newlife on January 23rd, 2009

Perfect Truths about Yoga

Turbaned gurus, sing-song mantras and tangible contortions . . . the reward of congruous tip and omphaloskepsis (contemplation of the naval) completes the cliche. But don’t appulse yoga till you’ve equal it, and wherefore only with respect.

Yoga portion to box perspicacious — variously joining sun and moon, unattended and right, female and female, and splinter enclose of yins and yangs — through ascetic techniques of meditation and exercise. The goal is physical and mental balance.

Indian Hatha’ yoga is top notorious to Westerners. Double-jointedness isn’t a prerequisite, but the classic lotus position, cross-legged on the floor, soles-up on the inner thigh, either comes naturally or doesn’t.

Then polished are fresh magical/mystical varieties of yoga for which public give up jobs and retiring pool and heaven to the Himalayas. But not everyone follows a spiritual guide beyond the Beltway; they’d rather take up the discipline at a local ashram or the Y.

Committed practitioners make allowances yoga leads to general awareness, uncanny harmony, get done concentration. Others interest it to lose relevance or quit smoking. Some just like the lift they get from yoga asanas (positions) better than breaking into a sweat with pushups. In any case, it can’t hurt, if done in moderation and with proper guidance.

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