link.png Mental Afflictions: Kleshas

Mental afflictions are a byproduct of living. We all carry them from time to time. It is part of life. The challenge in overcoming mental afflictions becomes the training ground for spiritual enlightenment.

link.png Rebirth: Savasana

At the end of yoga class my students are invited to participate in Savasana, which means ‘corpse pose.’ This initially seems quite morbid so an explanation is required here. The idea behind meditation while in Savasana, where you lie in supine motionless, is to experience a sort of sensory deprivation and then an awakening with renewed perspective.

link.png Veil of Illusion: Maya

An essential concept in yoga philosophy is the idea that there is a veil of illusion that conceals reality, known in ancient Indian Sanskrit language as Maya. Although this is a bit of an abstract theme I will attempt to place this concept among recent past scientific findings.

link.png “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle

The phrase made famous by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” has become synonymous with the concept of synergy. Collectively the muscles work in chronological sequences to provide movement, which are called muscle firing patterns.

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