Drishti is a term said multiple times during a yoga class, but how does it actually affect our practice, both physically and mentally? Why is it so important on the mat? And how can we use drishti outside of a yoga class? It’s actually pretty straightforward.
Many of us associate the word Samadhi with ‘bliss’ or ‘enlightenment’ but what we might not realise is that it has nothing to do with floating away on a cloud, and everything to do with right here, right now!
The Niyamas are the second limb of the ‘Eight Limbs of Yoga’ originating from the ancient Indian philosophical text, ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’. The Niyamas refers to duties directed towards ourselves – inner observances.
The Bhagavad Gita is one of India’s ancient texts derived from the epic poem, The Mahabharata. Throughout history, this still stands as the longest poem to have been written, with over 100,000 shlokas or over 200,000 verses. Although only a part of this huge text, the Bhagavad Gita is perhaps one of the most important and highly revered yogic texts ever to have been written.
The Yamas are the first limb of the ‘Eight Limbs of Yoga’ originating from the ancient Indian philosophical text, ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’. Each limb describes a different aspect of a yoga practice, all leading towards freedom and enlightenment.
Mudra Magic: Anjali Mudra, The Hand Movement of Offering. Anjali mudra means “to offer” or “to salute,” while mudra means “seal.”
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali refers to eight limbs of yoga, each of which offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life.