Some of you might remember the Sutra Sagacity series from back in the days of Infinity Crossing. Well, partly because some of you asked for it, and partly because I feel the philosophy and psychology of yoga is vastly undervalued against the fun and immediacy of the physical practice, we are happily resurrecting, revamping, and updating this series here for you, the MOJO Mob. You see, the lessons we learn from our yoga practice can transform how and why we live our lives the way we do, driving us to live with more mojo off the mat and even design our own MOJO Life. So, whether this in-depth look at the wisdom of yoga is new to you or a review, I know there are fresh nuggets of knowledge for us all to glean here.
“Find a comfortable seat.”
It’s one of the first things we often hear in a yoga class or video, right before we dive into some form of introspection, breath work, or meditation. Raise your hand if this makes you say, “Aw, crrrrap.”
If your hand is up, trust me, you’re in good company. Whether we’re yoga practitioners and/or teachers we can all be so eager to get to the “fun” stuff in yoga asana practice (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana, anyone?) that we’ll blow right through the foundational stuff, gritting our teeth through the pain and frustration of simple challenges unsolved...