People choose a yoga class as they are aware that they not only gain body mobility and flexibility with yoga but Yog is also an ancient science towards inner peace. As we enrol for the yoga class we should be clear in our approach towards the meaning of discipline in Yog at the beginners level. Any discipline needs courage to adhere to and discipline is a prerequisite in Yog.
Let us look at discipline from our everyday connection to the class.
In the prayer we recite at the beginning of the class we prostrate before Sage Patanjali for giving us Yog for serenity and sanctity of mind. As a student we have to be mindful in our approach for this purpose,as many a times a yoga class is joined for body benefits only. Initially it is the discipline at the physical level that each student is made body aware i.e to balance the right and left sides of the body and equally stretch the body on both sides. As one does that, he is introduced to the imbalance in both the sides of the body now, here starts the learning!! Alignment of body dynamics. This alignment involves the mind and one focuses on that body alignment initially as long as he is in the class. This is the beginning of conditioning the mind of being in the present act. This act of awareness and alignment in the body will give us a sense of lightness in the body and mind. It is the small seed that is sown which will grow towards the other limbs of Yog. It is also discipline in our lifestyle like eating, sleeping, bath timings, thinking habits that will help us maintain that lightness on the physical plane. The class once practised should not restrict its approach for that hour only but should prevail throughout the day and days to come urging one to walk on the path of Yog urging the seeker to realise the meaning of Yog.
Having decided to observe the rules and discipline let us make a beginning of this year’s sessions.Tags: discipline