Touching Innocent Hearts

There is an inexplicable joy in watching a child play. A mother experiences a surge of love when she sees her child play happily. Love and compassion are two sides of the same coin and the yogis know this very well, because somewhere the yogis are nurturing their own inner Self very lovingly. Yoga being an art of loving – loving without conditions – it is best experienced in a non-judgmental, pristine attitude of the heart. Continue reading “Touching Innocent Hearts”

Meditative Cleansing

The Yogis have always given importance to methods of purification. One of the very important limbs in the eight limb path has “saucha” which means cleanliness as methods of attaining purity. This cleanliness is both internal and external cleanliness, which leads to “santosha” which means contentment. The process of Yoga involves continuous cleaning of the mind, dropping things, lightening the load. Giving up desires is very difficult but simplification of wants is relatively easier. When through the power of reasoning and reflection a person cleans the mind, the body starts becoming lighter. The “psychosomatic shock” is sensed lightly. The lightness thus derived is grounded into firm wisdom by the practice of meditation. Continue reading “Meditative Cleansing”