When I was between the ages of around 14 and 17, something very interesting began to happen in my sleep. While I was dreaming, and quite fond of my occasional flying dreams… I found myself rocketing up through the layers of the atmosphere with great velocity as if driven by something beyond my control.
We've all heard the term(s) A.D.D or A.D.H.D. as medical diagnoses for an overall inability to function sufficiently in everyday life to varying degrees due to an impaired ability to focus. And, while we normally think of this as a childhood disorder, I keep hearing more and more about adults getting the diagnosis "Adult A.D.H.D."
This reflection is for anyone. Even if you don't run. In fact, you can replace the word "running" with any activity. I happen to run and have progressed through many stages of it... including... well... not running at all... for long periods of time. And why? Because it was "infected." The idea of running itself.
We’re looking for a miracle. We’re seeking the next big thing. The next high. The new… well… the new new thing. It appears everywhere… The hysterically desperate dull roar of a society looking to be impressed like never before.
When yoga postures were created, the yogis who endowed us with the incredible physical postures we’ve grown to love (or hate) were not being told what to do… by a person. They were not focused on doing postures at all.
I was at a whole foods today. And while I was in the supplements department I overheard an employee informing one of the innocent customers about a particular enzyme supplement. I don't make it a habit of listening in on other people’s conversations but what caught my ear was a statement I’ve heard all too many times...
When taken in its most literal meaning, “to see” is to perceive with the eyes and discern visually. In that sense, how can feeling your body be the same as seeing your body? However, as we look deeper into the definition(s) of our common words, we see that one word can have many uses. Words are malleable in their meaning.
I refer to the "Yoga of yoga" quite a bit throughout saithyoga.com and the teachings contained therein. And in choosing the name I recognized one potential misinterpretation of this name, but it was not enough to stop me from choosing it.