Yamas and Niyamas – Deborah Adele

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Currently reading The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
This book is so much more than the title entails. It’s richness of truth and insight into spiritual guidance puts a lense of clarity over the foggy existential questions life can’t seem to ever answer.
It’s only been two weeks since I started my journey to becoming a yoga teacher and I’ve learned about the universe within and outside of myself in the most intimate form; All from knowledge outside of what most westerners view as yoga. It’s not about being able to do handstands and backbends. It’s about understanding the path to peace of mind, functioning from a place of high consciousness, and becoming in tune with your energy and the energy around you.
My wonderful teacher tells us that yoga without focus on breath and meditation is just gymnastics.
I’m very pleased at the power behind the most basic asanas (postures). I’m most grateful for this opportunity and super eager delve deeper into such a majestic place.

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