2.48 TATAH DVANDVA ANABHIGHATA

2.48 TATAH DVANDVA ANABHIGHATA

  • ah = then, thereby, thence, from that
  • dvandva = the pairs of opposites, the dualities, dichotomies
  • anabhighata = unimpeded freetatdom from suffering, without effect or impact, cessation of disturbance

 

Freedom from pairs of opposites: From the attainment of a perfected posture (2.47), there arises an unassailable, unimpeded freedom from suffering due to the pairs of opposites such as heat and cold, good and bad, or pain and pleasure. That perfected posture comes from the two means of loosening of effort and focusing attention on the infinite

In order to achieve a “perfect” asana we need to free ourselves from any extremes our mind will try to take us…We need to stay clear of thinking this is too hard or too easy and just flow into the asana and focus our mind inwards. Not getting disturbed by anything happening around us as well as in our mind.

Once in the asana we still have to focus on not letting the opposites take control of us…So if I was to perform Paschimottasana and my mind will tell me to fold forward and put my head on my knees..If I am to go to the extreme I will never achieve this pose properly as I am still being control by the opposites….I might put my head down but I need to also lengthen my spine and so many other things to achieve this forward bend .So by freeing myself from the pairs of opposites I will let go of all thoughts and stop listening my mind and I will simple just arrive in the Asana. By doing just this I will be the Asana and will stop performing it. And the rest will balance itself on its own