Hatha Yoga is probably the world’s most perfect form of exercise, because it cultivates cardiovascular health and musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, without the painful and damaging side effects of high-impact exercises.
It fine tunes every system within us: respiratory, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, reproductive and nervous. It also cultivates the body’s capacity to relax and dramatically eradicates the negative effects of stress.
Through dedicated and regular yoga practice, we experience great benefits almost immediately and may even begin to recover from chronic illnesses over a period of time.
Above all, we breathe better, we sleep better, we digest our food better and most of all, we experience moments of sharply increased mental focus and clarity, and heightened perceptual and intuitive powers.
We also experience a dramatic increase in energy levels and stamina, emotional balance and equanimity, as well as ecstatic states of bliss and optimum well-being, when we go deep into the practice.
For our circumstances to reveal our magnificence, we must bring magnificence into our circumstances through all that we think, feel, say or do, because it is the only way in which we can attract and accumulate the perfect advantages and long-term support for our ultimate awakening.
However, for us to bring magnificence into our everyday reality, we need to heighten our power of observation so that we are able to see the ordinary occasions of our lives as extraordinary opportunities for perfecting ourselves. A regular practice of meditation is the time-tested means for such deep observation and the deep motivation that follows for us to bring out our best on all occassions.
We all exist in a world-wide web of advantages and inheritances, as well as disadvantages and lack. It is up to us to choose wisely so that we accumulate the advantages and inheritances that allow us to experience a deeply fulfilling life.
Whatever we deposit into our Life’s Bank Account is what we withdraw from it – nothing more and nothing less. Meditation offers us the clarity to make the right deposits so that we withdraw the best that Life has to offer.
One of the greatest things we can long for is to anchor ourselves in personal refinement, because we understand that the law of supply is a divine and exact law that is unfailing in meeting our heart’s desires when we live in alignment with it. It is only when we share what is finest in us at all times that we receive even more of what is finest to share.
A Note on Right Practice
Effective spiritual growth and practice requires mutual respect and understanding between the teacher and the taught. The students are also encouraged to interact with one another in the same spirit.
If the teacher feels that a particular student is unable or unwilling to meet this essential requirement, he reserves the right to ask the student to seek guidance elsewhere.