Wednesday, January 5, 2011

and now yoga begins

Atha Yoganusasanam

This is the 1st sutra in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. There are many translations to the sutras. One of the translations that speaks to me is

and now yoga begins

At each moment, yoga begins. My yoga is an invitation to connect deeply with myself and the intrinsic goodness within. At every moment this invitation is present.

when?   now    
where?    here

How comforting to know that the option to begin again is always present. Instead of beating myself up because I didn't live up to my own expection, didn't do something I set out to do, etc... I take comfort in knowing that I have the opportunity to begin again.

What a relief.

1 comment:

  1. I have read this yoga sutra in my
    yoga classes. Really this one sutra speaks us to that yoga begins at each moment. Thanks for explaining it very clearly.