WITH YOU, I BREATHE: A forty day yoga column
#13: Sadhana Quotes
I’m writing this yoga column for forty days as part of my personal yoga practice, otherwise known as sadhana. I received two yoga newsletter in the last few days that define sadhana.
The first newsletter is from LA Yoga Garage, Tanya’s yoga studio in Highland Park/Eagle Rock.
What is Sadhana? Sadhana is your daily yoga practice, which can take many forms. Some people practice asana, chanting and/or meditation. It could be cleaning out your closet, consciously. It is basically a commitment to yourself, directing your attention and energy in a chosen direction, every day for 40 days or more. If you believe that what you focus on, grows, then choosing the direction of your focus daily, helps break us from the unconscious fog we often spend our days in. Sadhana builds concentration, calm, clarity, confidence and commitment.
The second newsletter I received is from Mary who teaches yoga in her home and at the Armory in Pasadena.
A sadhana is about commitment and challenge but it should also realistically fit into your life. Signing on for 40-days of a certain meditation may not be what works for you. Or it may be exactly what you need to put the focus on yourself and your growth. Each person and each situation is different.
These two newsletters mentioned sadhana because a global sadhana started yesterday and will continue until November 11, 2o11. A global sadhana is when people around the world practice the same meditation for forty days. This global sadhana has to do with the shift from The Piscean Age and The Aquarian Age, which happens on November 11, 2011, and many who practice Kundalini Yoga believe it is a very important and radical shift in human consciousness.