Yoga 101 - A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

Regardless of whether or not we feel we can become vegetarian or give up sex or be able to remain peaceful when we lose our job, we can practice an awareness of ourselves as more than our constantly changing world, thoughts and feelings. We can ask ourselves, “If I am not my job, my house, my depression or my health, what am I?” And we can show up to our mats and learn to breathe, knowing that it calms our mind and elevates our consciousness. As Krishna says to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita,

The bhakta’s[yogi’s] achievement is never destroyed, for it goes on perpetually, be it complete or incomplete.”

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