Stabilize the mind to tame the ego with a particular practice of breath control highlighted in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.34 combined with Hip Openers and Twisting Poses this week in classes at Lake Center Yoga.
As a result of this breathing technique, the body becomes light and the mind steady. If the breath is subdued, the mind also becomes so because the two are intimately connected. This technique produces steadiness of the mind and one-pointed concentration. During the exhalation and retention of breath the nerves of the body relax. After prolonged practice the ego disentangles itself from the body and a happy feeling of lightness spreads as the feeling of True Self in the core of the heart.
This sort of Pranayama can be practiced constantly and is very suitable for attaining purification, firmness of body and mind,and tranquility. It is a perfect complement to our Hip Opener and Twisting asana practice which also brings purification, firmness of body and mind and tranquility.
We look forward to having you in class~