On the yoga mat, have you noticed yourself becoming frustrated with your inflexibility or comparing and competing with other people? If so, you are using asanas to practice conflict rather than yoga. Using the technique of witness consciousness and meditative awareness during yoga practice can completely alter the experience from one of conflict to one of unity by harmonizing the voices of our body and mind.
Yoga is an ancient science that provides specific techniques, which, over time, will help you become fully present regardless of what is happening in your life. Unlike other animals, human beings have psychological needs in addition to bodily needs, and without integration of the mind and body, these needs create both psychological and physical pain. Yoga teaches us how to live in a way that eliminates this suffering.
In this recording, Yogi Desai introduces the core concepts of yoga (including eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga and meditation) and helps us understand what yoga really means and how it can change your life. A basic interactive introduction to yoga asanas is included making this both a perfect introduction for a beginner as well as a guide for the more advanced yoga student.