Hmmmm... so this is the word we will do all manor of body contortions to avoid, right?! Or NOT... for this is the aspect of practice that enables it to be transformative. This is the word that unclutters life and allows us to discern what is truly important and what is an uncompromising bed rock in our daily life.
Like a knife edge, discipline cuts away the insipid flotsum of daily life and connects you to structures of behaviour and action that define you and generate a meaningful life. True discipline arises from desire, not from obligation, social-posturing or virtue-signalling.
This weekend on YTTC we will look at:
- sequencing vinyasa and hatha yoga classes,
- on how to develop a inspirational self practice
- exploring the message of the yoga sutras and sankhya philosophy
- introduction to Hindu deities after whom many of the asana's are named
- safety in yoga practice as a student and as a teacher
'Discipline' from the yoga lineage has nothing to do with 'shoulds', it has everything to do with desire: you honing an unswerving and uncompromising focus on the aspects of you and your life that will allow you to live skillfully, with power and with grace,
'You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny.'
~Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5