3 Asanas in Lead Primary Series that Bring You Closer to the Divine.

Via on Apr 7, 2013

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“Awaken isvara pranidhana…especially when Sharath is counting soooo slooooowly during these three postures. Surrender and feel the inner strength expand (even as the outer strength diminishes).”

“Isvara pranidhana means surrendering to the supreme soul, or worshipping God. Isvara is the purest form of the soul, not unlike samadhi. Once you surrender to isvara, to the divine, there will be no delusions. The yoga practice is a spiritual practice—not just doing exercise—it is striving to attain spiritual knowledge. First you surrender to the guru, then to the teachings. Only then will isvara pranidhana come. The more you think of God, the more you become attached to the divine, providing inner strength to deal with the uncertainties of life and with samsara.”

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Awesome Editor: Jessica Walden and Elise Espat

Cartoon guy: Boonchu Tanti,  Ashtanga Illustrations by Boonchu

 

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Ed: Brianna Bemel

About Yoga Comics

Editor: Jessica Walden began a daily yoga practice in 1994 and, over the last 12 years, has made several trips to Mysore, India, to study with Guruji, Sharath, and Saraswati. She is married to Andrew Hillam and a happy mother of two boys and one chihuahua. Editor: Elise Espat first practiced Ashtanga Yoga with Guruji when she was living in NYC and has since made several trips to Mysore, India to practice with her teachers Guruji, Sharath, and Saraswathi Jois. A couple of years ago Elise and her husband moved to New Mexico where they enjoy spending time in nature with their little dog named Maple. Most mornings (except Saturdays and moon days) you’ll find Elise teaching at the Albuquerque Ashtanga Yoga Shala. She also keeps the blog www.aylibrary.blogspot.com Cartoonist: Boonchu Tanti, an engineer who loves drawing cartoons, began a daily yoga practice since 2007. He has made several trips to Mysore, India to study Ashtanga Yoga at KPJAYI with Sharath since then. He now works and resides in Bangkok and draws cartoons as hobby during free time. Find his works at www.alliscoming.com

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2 Responses to “3 Asanas in Lead Primary Series that Bring You Closer to the Divine.”

  1. Nit Picker says:

    Nice cartoon and explanation of i.p. One thing: The past tense of lead is "led." I'm not sure why you even need to use the word in respect to "lead primary series" (since you could just write "primary series"), but if you do use the past of lead there, it's not like read and read, it's lead and led. Sorry to nitpick.

  2. Jessie says:

    I assume they mean “lead primary series” as in “it’s a class lead by an instructor” as opposed to Mysore style.

    I love the lady’s utpluthih! :)

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