Monday, 1 July 2013

Letting go with Yoga


Letting go means letting be, not throwing things away. Letting go implies letting things come and go, and opening to the wisdom of simply allowing, which is called nonattachment. If you practice yoga you will nurture equilibrium between body and mind. From yoga develops growth and insight. Yoga instructors encourage students to stay in the present moment and let go of judgment so they can learn to truly listen to the body and inner self. 
Breathing exercises calm the nervous system, help achieve higher states of meditation and oxygenate muscles as they move through yoga pose.When your breathing reacts to an emotion your body also reacts. When preparing for a crux move and you need to let go of negative thoughts take a deep breath and exhale strongly.
A teacher can guide us to look with in, but ultimately have to have the courage to actually go inward. No teacher can do this for us. In most cases going within ourselves is not a very pleasant thing to do. 
Asanas in the traditional sense are for quieting the nervous system. They are designed to facilitate the flow of prana in the body. Asanas are an excellent preparation for pranayama. A large part of the original reason people practiced yoga asana was to prepare the body for sitting still for many hours in silent meditation. They help decrease tension in the muscles and bones so that we can meditate better. Our thoughts ultimately create our emotions which in turn validate our thoughts so we think more of them. None of this has anything to do with what’s actually happening, we need to get some space from ourselves. 
Meditation is about letting go of control. It is a powerful method of stopping all thought activity and drawing your attention above the body – you will be completely relaxed. Meditation isn’t something you actually do or accomplish; it’s the state of non-doing.

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