Dharana is the sixth of the Eight Limbs of yoga and it means mental concentration.It is the first step towards meditation. The mind is focussed on an idea, an object, a chakra or a mantra. 38 more words
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Further to my explorations in restorative yoga last night, I followed up the spirit of trying new things with a Hatha class today. OK, so for most people I imagine Hatha is the beginning, the vanilla yoga, the basic style from which they might then choose to diverge. 624 more words
And then I realized, this is exactly the virtue I have been avoiding cultivating, alongside the ever present diligence.
Every now and again, as we live out each day, (even in avoidance) we are forced to step outside of ourselves and view the greater picture. 1,487 more words