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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.
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.
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.
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.