Yoga is a mindless activity

with all the rush to achieve the union of Yoga and Mindfulness, I offer an alternative view

the naked human

A traditional image of Sri Patanjali A traditional image of Sri Patanjali

Yoga Sutra 1.2
Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah
Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness. (translation by Georg Feuerstein)

The most commonly known authoritative text on Yoga is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga sutras are a series of short and clear aphorisms about the workings of the human mind, written sometime between 500BC and 500AD. In the Yoga Sutras the goal of Yoga is defined as Kaivalya or liberation, and the means by which this is achieved is the cessation of mental activity. In other words the goal of Yoga is achieved through reducing mind to a minimum, mind less ness. Why is that? Is Yoga just the stilling of mental activity or is it what happens when mental activity is stilled? Of course most people practice yoga simply as a means to feel good and stay healthy, and may not be interested in…

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the naked human is what we are underneath. When we shed our thoughts and look calmly in the mirror upon the light of the soul. Peace and Love.
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