Yogananta Niren Pandya@iyengar_yogananta

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Yogananta Niren Pandya

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For generations my family has been vegetarian. We don't know when or how that happened but what I do know is there is no memory of any meat eating in our family. The region of India my family comes from, Gujarat, has probably the only cuisine in the world that is entirely vegetarian. It's not that there is no meat eaten here, having a coastal region seafood is a part of the diet of people living along the coast but the traditional Gujarati cuisine is all vegetarian.
When I tell people I've been a vegetarian all my life they sometimes look at me in awe, shock or amazement. It's no big deal for me because that's all I've know. My family didn't even eat eggs. Even so, the traditonal diet is extremely well balanced, scientific and follows ayurvedic principles.
In my class I share with you all the wisdom passed down my family over generations.
I had a fantastic teaching this group and they really brought meaning to the old proverb "by learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn."
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Yogananta Niren Pandya

When you cannot hold the body still, you cannot hold the brain still.
If you do not know the silence of the body, you cannot understand the silence of the mind.
Action and Silence have to go together.
If there is action, there must also be silence.
If there is silence, there can be conscious action and not just motion.
When action and silence combine like the two plates of a car's clutch, it means that intelligence is in gear.

Guruji Shri BKS Iyengar in the Light on Life.
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Thank you to @kobadvariava for the inspiration to do this orientation of Salamba Sirsasana, elbows touching the wall.

How to go up??
Think and solve.
Search for the answers.

Ofcourse, I can show it if you cannot figure it out.

Yoga is about searching and the more you search the more you find out not only about the Asana but also about yourself through the Asana.

Body and Asana are the tools we have to search about ourself.

Enjoy the practice.

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Yogananta Niren Pandya

Adho mukha Svanasana

The Body should be neither neglected nor pampered, for it is the only instrument and the only resource we are provided with which to embark on the pursuit of Liberty.

At times it is fashionable to despise the body as something non spiritual.
Yet none can afford to neglect it.

At other times it is fashionable to indulge the body and despise what is not physical.
Yet none can deny that there is more to life than mere physical pleasure and pain.

If we abandon or indulge our bodies, sickness comes, and attachment to it increases.
Your body can no longer serve as the vehicle for the inward journey.
If you say you are your body, you are wrong.
If you say you are not your body, you are also wrong.

The Truth is that although body is born, lives, and dies, you cannot catch a glimpse of the divine except through the body.

Light on Life Guruji Shri BKS Iyengar

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Many new students drop out of classes when they feel the pains of the body after practice.

It is not that yoga is causing all the pain; the pain is already there. It is hidden. We just live with it or have learned not to be aware of it.
When you begin yoga the unrecognized pain comes to the surface.
When we are able to use our intelligence to purify our bodies, then the hidden pains are dispersed.

As long as there is tightness in body and mind, there is no peace.

As explained by Guruji Shri BKS Iyengar in the Light on Life.

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Yogananta Niren Pandya

Utthita Trikonasana

Let the goal be to reach perfection, but be content with a little progress towards perfection every day.

Over ambition can be destructive of sustainable progress.

Guruji Shri BKS Iyengar in Light on Life.

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Yogananta Niren Pandya

Virbhadrasana 2

When should an Asana be soft and when should it be rigid?

In motion the whole muscle should be like the petals of the flower, open and soft.
Never be rigid in motion; only be rigid after you have acquired the position.

Light on Life by Guruji Shri BKS Iyengar.

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Yogananta Niren Pandya

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana " Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing.
Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time". Guruji Shri BKS Iyengar
Light on Life.

As a child my Grandfather and parents used to regularly remind me not to slouch.

They knew that once the chest collapses everything internal shrinks.
Mind, breath and spirit sink when you slouch.

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