Yoga is; Adaptation

Books are binded by different volumes and so are human beings; binded by the linear passage of past, present and future. Where essences of truth conscious, condensed and compact resides; where the primordial fractalized Itself into many forms of experience. In”form“ation seems to be the only constant in the era of certain change and we are an emulation of nature, a part of the Universe. The universe which operates under natural laws and humans are a product of millions of years of evolution. Yoga has a consistent and intrinsic way of catalyzing evolution into adaptation. There is immense power of assimilation and resistance in adaptability. All of us are serendipitously seeking to obliterate pangs and angst that we encounter in this life. As there are various antagonist and protagonists intelligently weaved in the muscular system; similarly reflected are the many states of life and mind.

One of the many, superficial definitions of yoga is union of body and mind. To be successful in yoga, the body and mind must be engaged, aligned, and connected. However, it is not uncommon for us to a form of an Asana while our minds is not in the present. We tend to mentally drift, or to become caught up in such self-defeating states as competitiveness, trying too hard, lack of self-confidence, emotional turmoil, worry, or conflicting desires. Breathing well, organically;  always seems to assimilate alignment. Within the vibrant symbolic nature of the asanas, lie answers awaiting to be unsealed. The combination of body, mind and breath is a magical catalyst that inspires insights to emerge. What has been hidden—our fears and our potential—is now revealed. What is offered is the chance to evolve, to move closer to the involution of our inner nature.

Perhaps one of my favorite pranayama to use as an example is the Simha Mudra. The motion supplements excellent stimulation to the throat and nervous system. All nerves connecting the body to the brain must pass through the neck region. It is a vital crossroad, where breathe is the conductive animator or even an intensifier of life. We live in an ocean of air like fish in a body of water. By our breathing we are attuned to our atmosphere. If we inhibit our breathing we isolate ourselves from the medium in which we exist. In most eastern and western mystic philosophies, the breath holds the secret to the highest bliss. That is why breathing is the dominant factor in the practice of Yoga.

We breathe; we pulsate; we regenerate.