Hoping everyone is well. Have you done any meditation this week? Even just 5 minutes of meditation in the morning with a steady mind can help you set a clear, conscience pace for the day. And you will notice the mind is more steady in the morning since the momentum of the days thoughts have yet to have an effect.
It can be difficult to find a quiet place for meditation in a city like London. But with consistent practice, you begin to gain control over your mental space and distractions from the environment will no longer disrupt your meditation.
Control over ones mental flows, internal and external, enable one to live to their highest capacity and potential. In yoga philosophy, control over these internal and external flows of mind are know as “Yama” and “Niyama”. They are the first 2 limbs of the 8 limb practice known as “Ashtaunga Yoga”. Ashtaunga Yoga is often identified as an exercise, though in its classic sense it is a way of life to be practiced which leads to the highest goal of spiritual attainment, oneness with cosmic consciousness.
In next Tuesday’s session we will briefly explore the classic yoga concepts of Yama and Niyama. We will also share mantra chanting (Kiirtan) and meditation as we did last week. Looking forward to seeing you there.