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Yogic Diet

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Prenatal Yoga

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Comment by Fruitfly on December 14, 2012 at 10:24pm

hey thanks for you latest members to join.  post if you like or just enjoy!

Comment by Fruitfly on December 14, 2012 at 10:27pm

awesome Maria!!! yoga really does that! the muscles when subdued really control our inner breath which controls our mind!!! one of the best cures for a restless mind is yoga!!!

Comment by Mark Rysdon on January 15, 2013 at 5:19am

We should keep in mind that yoga is an eight-fold system, of which asana, or posture is the 3rd limb and pranayama, breath regulation, is the 4th limb.  I hear so many people say "I do yoga."  Here in Cincinnati, there is even a studio called "You do Yoga."  I have learned to be patient when I hear this.  However, yoga is not something you do.  When one observes Yama and Niyama (the yoga 10 commandments); when one practices yogas' physical aspects of Asana, Pranayama and Pratyahara; when one stills the mind with the techniques of Dharana and Dhyana; when one experiences the peace of Samadhi, one is not "doing" yoga, one is LIVING it!  I know it's just a word, but there are so many people out there who "do" yoga...I urge you to PRACTICE yoga, and you will understand "yogah citta vrtti nirodhah:" yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind.

Comment by Fruitfly on February 3, 2013 at 6:43am

Hey Mark...good point!!!! My Aikido teacher used to say the same thing. He said we had to live the principles of Aikdo, even when we are off the mat in the dojo.  Also my non-violent communication teachers said that we have to live and breath NVC and not just practice it!  Beyond what you said, I will also back you up by saying that yoga can be done without asanas, such as just being mindful.  That is why I made this group for those who practice meditation and not just asana.  Thanks for you knowledge.  Please start a thread if you feel the motion.  We need to all learn from each other about yoga!

Comment by Fruitfly on February 3, 2013 at 6:44am

Thanks Ram!!!

Comment by Erika M. on March 18, 2013 at 11:33pm

I started a free 21 day mediation program last week and I must say that I feel great. :)

Comment by Fruitfly on March 31, 2013 at 10:39pm

hi Erika...sounds great!!! please post info if you the group!

Comment by lakshman on April 2, 2013 at 6:56am

Great point Mark! Most people only think of Yoga as some sort of physical exercise. And in the US, it's become a multi-million dollar (or billion dollar) commercial market.

What is unfortunate is that the physical exercises are only a part (like a warm up) and the main goal is stillness of mind. All the physical aspects were developed for the latter part and meditation is important for that!

PS: I'm glad that this group is called Yoga and Meditation and not just Yoga!!

Comment by Mark Rysdon on April 2, 2013 at 9:28pm

Agreed Laksham.  Every guru and other authority on Yoga I have ever come across says that it all comes down to devotion to God (Ishwara pranidhaana).  This is the hard part for some people, myself included.  I was raised catholic, having been indoctrinated until the end of High School.  Once on my own, I searched for spirituality, God, and never found what I've been looking for.  I consider myself a yogi, but when it comes down to it, I am lacking the fundamental requisite of devotion to God.  I can go through the motions, I practice yoga, that is as many limbs as possible, but I am still having difficulty accepting God, or even believing in God...maybe too much education...not sure.  I see it as that I am still too attached to the outwardness of life (prakrti) and not enough of the inwardness (purusha). Perhaps more will reveal itself when I am older, perhaps not even in this lifetime.  But I am aware and it is a start.

There is an ancient story in Hindu mythology.  Lord Krsna came upon a yogi so deep in meditation that the earth had  covered him up long before.  Upon seeing the Lord, he asked "Lord, how much longer must I remain in earthly devotion to you?" Krsna replied "you see that tree with three leaves?  That is how many more lifetimes you have. The yogi became disheartened but continued to meditate.  Further down the path, Lord Krsna came upon a yogi dancing and singing the Lord's praises joyously.  Upon seeing Krsna, he asked "Lord, how much longer do I have until I am with you?"  To this, Krsna replied "you see that tree?  Count the leaves and this is how many more lifetimes you have until that day." Being too numerous in leaves, the devotee said "at least I know that there is a finite number left," and continued joyfully singing and dancing.  Satistied, Lord Krsna ended the yogis' karma and immediately gave him over to eternal bliss.


Moral: I need to be content with where I am and not dwell on where I am not.

Namaste All!!!!!

Comment by Saravanan on April 27, 2013 at 4:14pm

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