|Siddhar text Many of the oldest Siddhar texts are palm leaf manuscripts and not all of them are translated in English. - The earliest extant palm leaf manuscrips go back to the 4th century. See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-religions/incredible-powers-ancient-siddhars-001447#sthash.4XiYBlEH.dpuf|
Notes to Self
Summary of the Yoga Sutras.... in plain English.
I was trying to find my previous summary of the Yoga Sutras ( in plain English) to add to today's post but struggled to hunt it down. Here's the link to the original post.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Has yoga evolved, really and is yoga 'Indian'?
1. Reflect on and seek to practice the moral code of your culture.
2. Work on your self discipline.
3. Do some exercise of a non competitive nature to improve your health and flexibility if necessary (you might have a physical outdoorsy job for example).
4. Calm your breathing (unless you have a stress free outdoorsy job).
5. Turn inwards.
6. Focus your attention on something worthy.
7. Contemplate it, then contemplate what is contemplating what.
8. See what happens next.
Of course if you don't have the luxury of time to practice much of that and are having to work every minute, falling into bed at the end of the day exhausted, then carrying the divine around with you throughout your day may do the job just as well.
But please if you know of a culture that's been around for any length of time that doesn't have a moral code and that's not a million miles away from the yama/niyamas or has no tradition of contemplation in it's history then please, let me know.