Classical Yoga from the wise ones of old has much to provide for our health, happiness and deep connection to life. Whenever we embrace it, our life will vary from daydreaming to purposeful living.
From the lying during sex way up north in freezing Fort McMurray, Alberta, daydreaming of floating on my in the warm Caribbean sea. It had been the best action to take way in those days in the seventies.
I’d claim that in those days I spontaneously resorted to the gift most of us have and certainly used frequently as children.. day dreaming. Within many years of daydreaming I was indeed in the warm Caribbean waters floating on my back. Without an inkling, totally clueless, I have been creating my future with frequent daydreams.
Ever since then, we have come to learn this daydreaming as visualization. Siddhasana meaning Visualization is one of many techniques used to calm your head and body. And believe it or not, it was recommended as a technique tens of thousands of years ahead of the offerings of the “new age “.
Classical Yoga supplies a map on the best way to live a happy, healthy life, and feel deeply connected. The wise ones tens of thousands of years back provided solutions to our challenges today. As an example, when we sit to meditate whatever is bugging us that people have pushed to the trunk of our mind will push back. It involves sit with us. An uninvited guest that refuses to leave.
Classical Yoga reveals this as natural. One which just quiet the noisy mind some preliminary steps make it easier; like knowledge. When you know who you are and gain insight into the planet, that uninvited guest would become a person just passing through, even bearing gifts. It also helps to really have a garland of virtues around your neck. First two given: ahimsa, non-violence, and satya, truth. That way relationships may be respectful.
This method of Classical Yoga takes it several steps further. You understand that tight muscle that generally seems to accompany the uninvited guest? Well, take care of it when you sit to feel cozy; the device advises. Your physical body must be relaxed otherwise as opposed to feeling cozy like you want to, the mind will undoubtedly be drawn to that one uncomfortable spot in your body.
Classical Yoga minimizes the confusion that will occur when we fumble the ball of life. We are fortunate that the insights of the wise ones of old have already been preserved and are available. I am thankful for this.
May you be guided by ancient wisdom as you navigate in and contribute purposefully to our modern world.