Then you leave the studio, the ashram, the practice hall, the comfort of your own home. A little perturbation arises. Your spiritual practice is strong: you can do marathon sessions of meditation. Your Qigong practice is not just a series of randomly sequenced set of movements: you feel the energy flowing as you direct it. Your pranayama is expansive, full, focused and complete. The seamless intertwining of Puraka (Inhalation), Abhyantara Khumbaka (Full Inhale Hold), Rechaka (Exhalation), Bahya Khumbaka (Full Exhale Hold) occurs effortlessly. Then you leave the studio, the ashram, the practice hall, the comfort of your own home. A little perturbation arises. Someone does not signal there turn in traffic. The barista does not quite season your latte in the manner to which you have grown accustomed. A child shows disrespect toward the parent (or your child shows disrespect toward you). It is at these times that your practices must be part of your being. You must not allow your mind to wander, to become agitated. . . . You must come (back) to a Woo-SAHH moment.
Practicing nude yoga assists in achieving deeper spiritual connections. This is due to the enhanced accumulation of cosmic vibration (energy, prana, chi)
The concept of the four formless states (the four arupajhanas) was presented as a means of addressing those inner states of anger. The goal is to not struggle against the inner states. They are to be observed, accepted and resolved, on their own terms.
The predisposal toward the physical practice of yoga posture (asana), though understandable as such, confines the practitioner to the ‘touch, sight, taste, smell, hearing’ driven aspect(s) of yoga.
Awareness of the trappings of mundane existence can facilitate one’s elevation into a more spiritually balanced journey
Not Breathing is not an option. Improper grammar for certain: yet, the veracity of the statement applies to esoteric practices and to daily life.
Nonetheless, I pondered his statements and it drove home the fact that (many) people (westerners) are socialized to view meditation with a HIGH Degree of circumspection. Meditation and meditating is mentioned 23 times in the (KJV) bible. Yet many still (choose to) remain ignorant as to what meditation really entails
Between his birth and his latter end, man passes through four chief stages of development, - infancy, adolescence, old age and death.
There is a general attitude, in western society that flippantly discarding spent and used items is not a big concern. b
Awareness of the flow of thought supports monitoring which facilitates adjustments to one’s perceptions of reality.