Yoga Classes with Aruna
What is yoga?
I could state the classic definition, embellished by personal experience and interpretation, and this answer you may choose to accept or reject as truth. Or, I could encourage you to ask yourself, "What is yoga?"
How do the practices you have been exposed to thus far in your own personal experience of "yoga" contribute to your life in relation to body, mind and spirit? How do you draw them into and incorporate that in your daily life, and moments within each day? How can you encourage yourself to practice them in every moment of everyday, in order to live a virtuous life, to be skillful in your actions, allowing yourself to love, serve and give?
Babaji encourages the practice of teaching to learn. I have embraced this teaching as an aspect of deepening my own personal practice, by sharing what has been shared with me, using the creative faculty of the body, mind and spirit in which I find myself in and with.
ॐ सह नाववतु |
सह नौ भुनक्तु |
सह वीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ||
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ||
oṃ saha nāvavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai
tejasvināvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai
oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
OM Let both of us protect each other together.
May both of us be nourished.
May we work together with great energy.
May our study be vigorous and fruitful.
May love and harmony dwell amongst us.
May we find peace - physical, mental and spiritual.
Let's get to know the body, watch how the mind works, experience the space within which we can be guided by spirit and continue to ask the question, "What is yoga?"....allowing ourselves to LISTEN for the answer.