Swami shares the truth about what yoga means in this entertaining, educational and direct presentation. If you look on Instagram and you might find that headstands, pretzel-like flexibility and tight yoga pants are the keys to yoga. Maybe being physically flexible is part of yoga, but it is everything?
What is Yoga? Swami Brahmananda Saraswati at the United Nations Populations Fund.
Swami Brahmananda Saraswati studied and practiced yoga since age 4 in an ashram in Central India and Rishikesh and offers a more enlightened definition. These ideas stem from core tenants of yoga and the yoga sutras. Swami always starts with the here and the now. The very present moment we reside in. That you are living in while reading these very words.
Action dominates this world. We simply experience the fruits of our actions. There is only now and action inside the heart of yoga.
Yoga is integration. Now, there are many ways to integrate (check out the full 13-minute clip). Ultimately, there is a destructive way of doing things and an intelligent and a constructive way to unite as well. The units and systems get to experience the maximum potential. This is yoga.
Check out the entire presentation to learn more, including the 4 crucial principles of yoga and stay tuned until the end and you can learn a powerful mindfulness practice that you can do in only 20 seconds.