Brahmacharya in your asana practice

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While we might think of asana as the picture-perfect, static poses captured in so many books and magazines, asana is actually a process that begins with our intention to place our bodies in a particular position.

We can practice brahmacharya by becoming mindful of the entire process–

  • from our initial intention
  • through each incremental micromovement along the way to manifestation of the formal asana,
  • to all the subtle movements that occur as we hold an asana,
  • and to those movements that take us back to center.

Practicing in this way not only conserves and builds our vital energy, it makes for a satisfying and informative practice moment to moment.

Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life by Charlotte Bell

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