It has become my increasing pleasure to practice Yoga early morning. No class can compare to this. I feel like a microcosm attuning to the macrocosm around me. Without my practice my day feels bland. It is not only my body I attune but also my mind. It makes me feel wonderful, energized and ready to face the challenges of the day.
Simultaneously this offering of Yoga to me is a practice to live any moment with awareness and purpose, even as I execute my other duties in my job and as a mother. As I become more vigilant of my own thought patterns I recognize my own capacity to change them, if they do not empower me. In Yoga terminology this is called tantric sadhana. “The tantric believes that every act, however mundane, if offered to the higher force within oneself, becomes meaningful and a medium through which he can transform awareness.” (Swami Satyasanganandan Saraswati, Tattwa Shuddhi, 1992).
What I feel during my own practice I aim to experience throughout the day. It is within my mind I decide to make this work, setting aside likes and dislikes. My practice helps me to remind me of how I am supposed to feel throughout the day, full of energy and acutely conscious.
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