There are many modern misconceptions about Yoga but one of the greatest is this – that Yoga is about Love ❤ Or that Yoga is about spirituality 🙏🏽 Or fitness 🏃♀️ Or flexibility? Although the practice of Yoga can inspire each of these elements, it can't be described as any of them alone. In the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, one of the ancient Yogic texts, the word ‘flexible’ isn't even mentioned, not once!
The true essence of Yoga, according to the Hatha tradition, is
⚡ POWER ⚡
Through the seven progressive stages of Hatha, you work to (1) purify and (2) strengthen the body; to (3) calm and (4) stabilize the mind🌑; to (5) develop sensitivity to your subtle body and then to (6) train yourself to expand and direct your energy ☀️ to your own best use
It is ENERGY MANAGEMENT, pure and simple. The creation and transferal of PRANA, so that you can thrive and carry out your life's mahi (work). This strong reserve of conscious energy is important because the seventh and final stage of Hatha progression is (7) ILLUMINATION 🔥 and once you reach this point, you’re gonna need alllllllllll the power that you can possibly get 😉😉 But that’s another story about MAHAD
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