Yoga is a “state” of being. When we talk about “practising” in the context of yoga, what is meant is that we are practising to both recognise and remove the impediments to living in a Yogic state. We practice certain disciplines and develop different methods of working in these disciplines to erradicte both the imdepiments and their causes. We practice to re-cognise finer and finer states of awareness to arrive into a life of peace and purpose.
The Yogic path is a life that is creative and responsive. It is a life of change and opportunity. It is a way of living that is measured by the timeliness and quality of our actions, and our experience of accountability for these actions.
The path is a way of life that is intimate with the ever changing forces of nature. Nature or Prakriti (all that changes) is the servant of Purusa. In our intimacy we learn and start to experience that there is something that is unchanging and eternal (Purusa). Life it seems, is mostly experienced as a journey of uncertainty and insecurity. This situation creates the causes of our unhappiness. Our practice equips us to glimpse the exquisite peace, space, openness and bliss that is the resonant harmony of mind, body, breath, time and space: the eternal present. This then is how we come to live life – within the ever changing situations that trigger our unhappiness we re-member the resonant harmony and we surrender to its expression. We live in accord with it.
Celebrate with us on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December 2018. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. For Iyengar the best way to access the spirit was through proper attention to the alignment of the body in asanas. The bodies innate, though often dormant intelligence functions to check the tendencies of the mind to be in its imagination, delusions, fears and desires. BKS Iyengar was born on 14 December 1918 and died 20 August 2014. In celebration of his centennial year, and also to mark 5 years of our Iyengar school in Hervey Bay, we are holding a series of free events.
“Why do you think it’s so constantly said in the Bhagavad Gita “Act without looking to the fruits of action”? Why is it always taught “Never look for results, never expect”?