Yoga dictionary. Vritti
More often than not, the mind is either in a state of experiencing the past or planning for the future. This forces a person to experience many times again the suffering already experienced in the past, or to worry about their future. All these actions of the mind are due to its fluctuation. The Yoga sutras of Patanjali deal with the concept of Vritti.
Translated from Sanskrit “Vritti” means ‘excitement’, ‘hesitation’. A comparison may be made with a pond whose water is at rest. And in this case, it reflects the Moon. By the Moon one can understand objective reality, which, provided the mind is calm, is reflected in it without distortion. When the water begins to be affected by the wind, it begins to fluctuate, and the reflection of the moon becomes distorted. The water in the pond is the mind of the living entity, and by the wind one can mean just Vritti — its vibrations. And under the influence of Vritti, the mind begins to distort objective reality. That is the danger of such a thing as Vritti. Continue reading
Shankha Prakshalana – yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 3)
It is worth mentioning that the Shankha-Prakshalana also frees a person from the conditions experienced once, but still remaining in the emotional (etheric) body of a person. After all, toxins and toxins are just the material carriers of these conditions. The more negative emotions in a person, the more toxins, and vice versa. Indeed, the Shankha-Prakshalana method is not limited to thoroughly purifying an exclusively physical body. Often, in the process of its execution, blocks in the etheric, mental areas of the human being are revealed and removed. And there is no other simple medicine or method (other than prolonged fasting) that could help a practitioner enter the process of prolonged fasting.
So, after drinking a couple of glasses of water, the following exercises are performed (8 times). Exercises are available to most people:
1. Tadasana (variation of the Mount pose with intense stretching of arms up):
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