Put More Meditation in Your Yoga Meditation

I’ve been noticing the continuous and growing interest in yoga meditation for several years now. What I seem to observe more of is the emphasis on yoga’s physical aspects, making it one more exercise alternative than a fusion of mind, body and spirit that it was originally intended to be. Some practitioners and yoga instructors are taking it back to emphasize more of the meditation aspects that bring clarity and spiritual peace and contentment. Author Bob Curley writes about this over at Well-Being Wire.

Put More Meditation in Your Yoga Meditation

The physical poses so commonly associated with yoga were actually intended to get the body ready for meditation, not an end to themselves. But many people view yoga as just another form of exercise, albeit with a little relaxation thrown in.

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Now, some yoga programs are running classes that are primarily meditation, not exercise. “I remember a time when we started with five minutes of meditation and a woman got annoyed and said: ‘I want to move. I want to sweat.’ Now they want to meditate,” says Cindi Lee, owner of Om Yoga in New York City, who adds: “People are realizing that meditation is a way to work with your mind, and the benefits are said to bring strength, stability and clarity.”

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Sometimes doing less is actually more effective than doing more. There is always that misperception that more activity is somehow better for us, when there can often be many times that apparent inactivity is actually more to our benefit. We live in a society that confuses action with benefit, and inaction with sloth. Appearances can be deceiving. What do you think? Is your yoga meditation more yoga routine, or is it more meditation? I’d like to know.

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                                                                                  – Eckhart Tolle

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