Why is Ashtanga Yoga A Sporting Meditation?

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Meditation is not necessarily a sit-in.

A pianist, playing with selfless, this is meditation. Similarly, when practicing Ashtanga Yoga, it is a meditation to the extent of selfless.


The premise of meditation is long-term concentration.

Astanga yoga can help you achieve long-term concentration. There is a fixed sequence, if you practice more, you do not have to think about the next Yoga Asanas, the body knows for themselves.


Starting from singing, let go of the trivialities in life and practice hard.

Start with 5 times Sun Salutation of A and B, and find the flow of breathing.

Every pose, where to inhale, where to breathe and where to look.


The combination of asanas and breathing brings about the flow of energy. Where the eyes look, that is-the point of gaze, brings the concentration of consciousness.

In standing forward and bending down,let go of the ego, and humbly surrender.

In Utthita Trikonasana and Utthita Parsvakonasana, the sides of the body are stretched to make the breathing more full.

In Utthita Parsvakonasana and Dwi Konasana, each fold down is surrender, making the back of the leg more softer.


Lift on your standing legs and start testing whether your breathing is stable enough, whether the core has been activated, and whether your consciousness is focused.

Many beginners begin to stagger, shortness of breath, which is  the performance of the core is not activated, the breathing is not deep enough, and the consciousness is scattered.

After Upavistakonasana, the next one is the more classic part of Ashtanga Yoga, which is to cross backwards from the Upavistakonasana to make Vinyasa, and then cross forward.


It is not jumping here, it is crossing. Jumping is an instant and a point, but crossing is a process and a line. In this process, the breathing can't be interrupted, what tests is the cumulative practice, and the current concentration.


Each Asana is a bead and the breath is a string of beads. If the breath is intermittent, the beads can't be strung into a string of beads, which is scattered.

Similarly, if your practice are intermittent, your practice will be scattered.


If you practice Ashtanga Yoga, you will find that the body is different every day. The Asanas that was done yesterday may not be able to do today. The Asanas that has not been done before can be done very easily today, but not necessarily tomorrow.

When you have no expectations for your practice, there is no comparison with yesterday, no persistence, only pure breathing, only pure practicing, you focus, even the idea that "I want to concentrate" is not, it becomes meditation .






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