Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (P.S.)

Zubin says: Spend one whole season with these potent thoughts. They have the potential to help you transcend the many ills which have befallen you or will strike you in future time and space. If I ask you, “Tell me, till what point can your eyes see?” Most probably, and reasonably, your answer would be: untilContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (P.S.)”

Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (10)

10. Goal is not the exclusive fitness of the body or mind but a unified condition. ‘Holics’ of any shape or size are deranged personalities. Workaholics were seen as extremely productive but it came at a high cost of their physical and mental breakdown. Hence ultimate fitness is never about exclusively building up your bodyContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (10)”

Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (9)

9. Trainers Vs real Teachers. Coaches and body trainers have become ubiquitous. The problem is their very little and shallow knowledge of our embodiment. Take for example a trainer preparing someone for the marathon. Making a person orient to an act is one thing, and making that person orient to the whole range of lifeContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (9)”

Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (8)

8. A long-term investment not a short-term plan.  Imagine if you were to give a young, strapping lad a walking stick as a birthday gift. It would be deemed worthless and impractical of course. So when we are talking about long-term, we don’t mean so far out as to be deemed worthless. We are talkingContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (8)”

Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (7)

7. Linear Vs Concomitant forces. Yoga philosophy includes the eight steps enumerated by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. It is assumed that they are linear, that they are to be climbed like steps; and in this scheme, asana precedes pratyahara, that is the withdrawal of the senses. But life is never a linear process. One livesContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (7)”

Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (6)

6. Memory building and not muscle building more important. In the first chapter of his foundational yoga philosophy book, sage Patanjali enumerates the qualities to be developed: shraddha, virya, smriti, samadhi, pragnya, that is faith, courage, memory, absorption and keen awareness. Our gymnasiums are replete with the one-dimensional perspective of building muscles but it is moreContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (6)”