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Asana ~ The Seat of Stillness

~ exploring the third yoga sutra ~


The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 92


“Be still and find your infinity.”



Patanjali’s description of asana does not refer to any particular yoga postures rather the ability to hold the body motionlessly still in preparation for and sitting in long periods in, deep meditation.


If the body is restless, then the mind will also become restless. Therefore, in order to ensure that the mind becomes still and quiet, the body needs to be trained, to make it steady with ease and comfort.


‘Posture is mastered by freeing the body and mind from tension and restlessness and meditating on the infinite.'  When posture is mastered one is undisturbed by the pairs of opposites (dualities).


Here I guide us in a practice of Asana with stillness for 5 minutes.


As we do so, allow your breath to be the only subtle movement that is naturally occurring with the rise and fall of the chest.  This is how you prepare for the higher spiritual practices of concentration (dharana),  meditation (dhyana) and bliss (samadhi).


Q: Where in your life can you cultivate stillness (or more stillness)?

Q: Do you ever feel the urge to be still? Do you listen to this?

Q: What are you discovering/learning through intentional stillness?


In this episode I reference and take direct quotes from 'The Yoga Book' by Steven Sturgess.



More Asana, More Stillness

Asana ~ A State of Being  [Podcast Episode S3E61] 

The Seat of Meditation ~ Asana ~ 'ask dorothy'   [Podcast Episode S3E62] 


The Niyamas Series

SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3 E49]  * The Niyamas Series: 1/5

SANTOSHA ~ Contentment  [Podcast S3 E51]  * The Niyamas Series: 2/5

* TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline  [Podcast S3 E53]  * The Niyamas Series: 3/5

SVADHYAYA ~Self-Study  [Podcast S3 E55]  * The Niyamas Series: 4/5

ISVARA PRANIDHANA ~ Surrender  [Podcast S3 E57]  * The Niyamas Series: 5/5


The Yamas Series

APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment  [Podcast S3 E47]  * The Yamas Series: 5/5

BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess  [Podcast S3 E45]  * The Yamas Series: 4/5

ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing  [Podcast S3 E43]  * The Yamas Series: 3/5

SATYA ~ Truthfulness  [Podcast S3 E41]  * The Yamas Series: 2/5

AHIMSA ~ Nonviolence  [Podcast S3 E39]  * The Yamas Series: 1/5



Meditation and Mindfulness

The Five Best '5-Minute' Mindfulness and Meditation Life Hacks  [Podcast Episode S1 E15]


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