“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” #sharongannon
Inspired by this beautiful quote by Jivamukti Yoga co-founder Sharon Gannon, I reflect on the essence of Yoga and what makes it so attractive.
The intrinsic condition that motivates us to hope, explore, question & reach out for improvement is what inspired ancient sages to develop the system known today to the world as Yoga practices. But the curious thing is that in this path, yogis and yoginis discovered that perfection and bliss are our natural state. The objective is therefore to develop the awareness and overcome the obstacles that obstruct this realization.
The teachings have been passed on for over 3000 years and are available to anyone who is drawn to self exploration in the search for happiness and the end of suffering. Many are those who have received this knowledge and through questioning, study and personal experience now transmit them to other inquirers. It is greatly comforting to realize that we can join a community that is committed and motivated to delve in the teachings of Yoga.
A wonderful occasion to meet, practice, get inspired, share, breath and live Yoga is coming up in July in the Barcelona Yoga Conference. A get together of practitioners, teachers, healers, seekers, a celebration of life and our essence, Yoga.
Looking very much forward… and meanwhile let´s find comfort in these words and be open to listen to whatever arises from our practices about the natural state!