Yinova practitioner, Su-Jung Lee, LAc, MS, is sharing four mindful tips that can help deepen your understanding of how to view the practice of yoga in a more mindful way.
Mindful Tip #1
Here when I speak of Yoga, I mean to go back to the source. Yoga means Union. Union with Universal Self. Asana is one of Patanjali's 8 fold paths toward Enlightenment. The full sequence is yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. It is not necessarily important to know or practice all paths, just that you understand that the practice is about finding Union with the universal divine within.
Mindful Tip # 2
Namaste or Namaskara is not only a greeting, but an acknowledgement of honoring the divinity within and without.
Any and all practices with this connection in mind is part of cultivating Union within. It is best to find a teacher to help guide you in creating a regular practice and to offer guidance as questions bubble up along your journey.
Mindful Tip #3
Evolution is always happening. To the degree you are in flow or resisting, will determine your perception of suffering or stress.
The key to changing your experience of the world around you is to begin with yourself.
Greater understanding leads to greater compassion, fulfillment and happiness. You’ll know you are identifying with Self or Source by witnessing your own behavior evolve. You’ll begin to behave like you are the source, exporting these much-needed capabilities to the world.
Mindful Tip #4
Be for the world, as you would have it be for you.
Ultimately, there is no “other.” The path towards enlightenment begins with finding connection to that greatest sense of Self within, then automatically your behavior will reflect Universal Consciousness. A blissful sense of choice lessness is what alignment and being in flow with Nature feels like. It is not an intellectual exercise, but something that grows spontaneously within with regular practice of Yoga, in the universal sense.
Su-Jung Lee is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist at the Yinova Center as well as a teacher of Vedic Meditation both in Brooklyn and worldwide. She has earned a Master of Fine Art from Tufts University and School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and received her master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from New York City’s Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She brings a holistic approach to supporting health and teaches Vedic Meditation with the intention of empowering people to find greater happiness and fulfillment from within. This is an essential component of good overall health.
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