This has been said over and over again but it holds true. We in the west have places too much emphasis on the external practice of yoga. In particular in this era where the image is more important than the content. I am not innocent in this matter so I restrain from pointing the finger. However, it is my sincerest hope that through my sharing what little I know of this vast and complex science that is Hatha Yoga, someone will be willing to go a little further, beyond the physical practice and start doing the internal work. Again, I am not the most adept at being steady with my meditation practice or even applying the Yamas and Niyamas into my daily but I try. That is all that one can do really isn't it? Try to go a little further, try to understand a little more, try opening up and sharing, try not being afraid of living fully, deeply, and completely with love.
Here is an illustration that I found on the internet credited to the Raleigh NC Yoga website. It is a nice and easy reminder of all eight of the pathways to liberation. A guide as it were to how to live correctly, holding space for your truest self, and knowing that you are an extension of God/dess. A being of incredible light and infinite possibilities.
This is a reminder for myself as much as it is for everyone else.
life, peace, and prosperity through movement.