Isha is fascinating

From a yoga teacher’s standpoint, Isha is fascinating. I wonder how many times, over the forty years that I have been teaching yoga, that I have said, ‘Yoga works with every part of the being. We work on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Mind, body, emotions, spirit and breath are all equal team members.’

From Isha we learn: “To darkness they are doomed who devote themselves only to life in the world., and to greater darkness they who devote themselves only to meditation. Life in the world alone leads to one result, meditation alone leads to another. So have we heard from the wise. They who devote themselves both to life in the world and to meditation, by life in the world overcome death, and by meditation achieve immortality. To darkness they are doomed who worship only the body, and to greater darkness they who worship only the spirit. Worship of the body leads to one result, worship of the spirit leads to another. So have we heard from the wise. They who worship both the body and the spirit, by the body overcome death, and by the spirit achieve immortality.”

Yoga practice is all about balance…

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