Giving Practice

Corepower yoga has given me the greatest gift I've ever received and that is the gift of a Vinyasa Yoga practice. Vinyasa is not calisthenics, aerobics, gymnastics or simply stretching but really something much deeper. Vinyasa yoga directly translates as Nyasa"to place" and vi "in a special way" or "moving with intention" Practitioners flow through a sequence of various movements and asanas(postures) while concurrently linking the breath to every movement. The mind following suit becomes immovable in that it stops for nothing and is always moving in relationship with the present inhaltion and exhalations.

Yoga can be exclusively used as external exercise, or to control the external senses or even purify the inner nervous system and distill the mind. The mental support of physical assertion allows clairvoyance of perceiving ones direct nature. There is no one "right way" to practice yoga however a consistently humble practice with the best intention allows for a firm foundation for cultivating the cessation of fluctuations of the mind.

 The best intention is not to get rock hard abs and than drink jag bombs til your shirt comes off. That is an ok intention but whats the best intention? Could it be to end suffering? Shanti(peace)?Moksha (liberation)? To synchronize body, mind, and spirit? To have the the opposing energies in the body balanced and shot through the sushuma channel to purify our mind and realize our true identity as god? That's a question only the yogi can answer as yoga is a self critiquing subject. Only after a yogi allows them-self to receive and perceive the present that is their practice are they than able to see, criticize and study their self to know themselves and their best Intention.

Still need a hint? The best intention is in your self and bigger than your self.  Try giving your intention up to someone, something bigger than yourself and humbly receive your gift, your present, your practice.

"And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give"-Paul Mccartney

Inspired by Shel Silversteins Giving Tree

T.K.V. Desikachar
Pattabhi Jois
B.K.S Iyengar
and the teachers at CorePower Yoga

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