Monthly Archives: September 2018
Yoga blocks and their superpowers
The bricks are used to “raise the floor”, bring it closer to the student and thereby facilitate the presence in the asana.
And now more specifically: what gives the use of yoga blocks?
1. The correctness of the detuning
Often, when we really want to touch the floor, for example in Parshvottanasana (link), and the flexibility is not enough, we end up sacrificing safety and bend the back.
Ambitions-1, the right fulfilling asanas-0. Is it worth risking the lower back? Hardly.
Placing the blocks under the hands changes this situation: we get a stable support and carefully work out the asana without forcing events. Continue reading
Four kinds of karma
Being under the illusion that the world around us is not just hostile to us, but, moreover, unfairly hostile, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to develop. Because if a person takes the position “I am perfect, and the world is imperfect”, such a worldview concept deprives a person not only of the opportunity to develop, but also of the very meaning of such development. After all, why make efforts if the cause of suffering is the injustice of the world?
Even 2500 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni said that disbelief in the law of karma is the most severe ignorance into which a living being can fall. In the Sutra so called, the Sutra on the law of Karma, the Buddha explains in detail to Ananda and other disciples that man himself is the cause of both his happiness and his suffering. Continue reading