1.26 The Master
The importance of the Master is finally mentioned by Maharishi Patanjali in this sutra. After giving us the aim of Yoga...
You are and have always been free.
Yoga is neither a serious activity, nor a difficult one. You do not have to stand on your head to make sense of the world inside, or outside, you. You do not have to stretch your muscles into oblivion to make sure you never break. You do not have to hold your breath until you pass out. You do not have to concentrate until your head seems ready to burst.
Yoga is an easy and joyful way of finding a lasting connection with your body, breath, energy, and consciousness. It is about listening to your body. It is about being aware of your breath. It is about figuring out your own mind. It is about stretching your ideas about yourself. It is about finding balance between your resources, desires and energy. It is about expanding your consciousness. It is about realizing the bliss that is your birthright. There is no reason you cannot practice Yoga.
Texts like Patanjali's Yoga Sutras have enlightened paths for many a wanderer. Open to interpretation, these texts offer unmatched depth to perspective and life (and Death) itself.
Hatha Pradipika is one of the classical texts describing in detail the various components of Hatha Yoga. Read now to learn about the asana, pranayama and other techniques of Yoga given in this text along with their benefits.
The Yogic texts are layered with meaning. The texts use a lot of terms that we do not understand and cannot find the meaning of. Therefore, we have created a complete list of words with precise meaning of each and every term we could possibly find with the slightest relation to Yoga.
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