Have a little conversation with yourself

“I can’t meditate!” is a response I often get, when I say I teach Yoga. Apart of teaching 07_meditationpredominantly Hatha-Yoga (in Samkkya Yoga StudioI often do add a little self-exploration at the end of the class. Swami Rama, the founder of Himalayan Yoga Meditation, was a very practical teacher. Being born in India and educated in the Western hemisphere (he studied psychology) he was well aware of the restrictions of the human mind. He suggested using an ‘internal dialogue’ as the first step of meditation. The observer (you) and that which is observed (your thoughts) have a conversation and as we analyse and observe the train of mental objects, we thus slowly rise above them and they will not dominate our consciousness anymore.

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