YogaA New Lifestyle

Written by Muni Kishanlal

A spiritual journey for healing

Woman looking over her shoulder

'Ascetic's lens

"I am not a Sunday morning inside four walls with clean blood and organized drawers. I am the hurricane setting fire to the forests at night when no one else is alive or awake however you choose to see it and I live in my own flames sometimes burning too bright and too wild to make things last or handle myself or anyone else and so I run. run run run far and wide until my bones ache and lungs split and it feels good. Hear that people? It feels good because I am the slave and ruler of my own body and I wish to do with it exactly as I please" ― Charlotte Eriksson

"Each asana is like a sound or letter in an alphabet. Every letter in an alphabet produces a unique sound vibration. Each asana vibrates at a specific frequency. When asanas are performed in sequence, beautiful phrases or sutras result, producing a mystical language." ― Sharon Gannon, The Art of Yoga Accoding the the author of the book, asanas (postures)have acquired special importance in our lives. Today's hurried andself-inflicting lifestyle gives a person hardly any time to think about his wellbeing . Long and stressful working hours and no rest are telling on health. The body deteriorates mentally and physicallt both . IN such a situation the practice of asanas can help remain healthy and balanced . An asana is a unique means to to raise te state of human consciousness. "Proper posture sends a positive message since 90% of all communication occures through body language and how you carry yourself." ― Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

"Great posture is the foundation that always fits." ― Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today "Repose is the most expansive posture you can assume. When you are in Repose, your body is as open and extended as it can be. If the power of a pose is determined by how large it makes your body feel and appear, then Repose should be viewed as the ultimate high-power pose."
― Victor Shamas, Repose: The Potent Pause So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. "I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing." ― T.S. Eliot

"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices

Says Muni,"Pranayam is a conduit to harness prana

"Among this bewildering multiplicity of ideals which shall we choose? "Liberation as an intellectual mission, born in the resistance and opposition to the confinements and ravages of imperialism, has now shifted from the settled, established, and domesticated dynamics of culture to its unhoused, decentred, and exilic energies, energies whose incarnation today is the migrant, and whose conciousness is that of the intellectual and artist in exile, the political figure between domains, between forms, between homes, and between languages. From this perspective then all things are indeed counter, original, spare, strange. From this perspective also, one can see 'the complete consort dancing together' contrapuntally." Edward WEdward W

"Whenever I see an ambulance, I like to think there is a baby being born, rather than a death." ― Phil Lester With euphemism, innuendos MMuni says ,"IN the human body more thabn 600 billion cells are functing. in their defined spaces. With pracetice of yogic exercises thesecells remainhealthy and generate a vitality that keeps body light andfit,brain active and mindpeaceful resulting in a wonderful life."

"We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being." ― Hermann Hesse

With all resonance Muni says,"Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it..."

He adds, " The word "Brahm"isdirect connotation, the eternal self or soul. "Pratma is final and ultimate true state of beingof human soul. Self analysisis or search for self is said to be staying in soul."

Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of." ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars "The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. " ― Goldie Hawn.

"The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame." ― Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet Here Muni refers to practice. He says,"Practitioners gets enhancement of possibilities to achievement of all types of attainment with practice of asanas. The asana is the best of all the 84 types of asanas .Once perfection is atttained on these asanas , all other asanas are perfected easily and spontaneously."

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