In yoga, as in life, we have the ability to connect to our soul, mind & body. We can do this using a physical practice intertwining intentions, breath & movement. This allows us to connect to the highest purpose of yoga – “Chit Ananda”, being consciousness and joyful bliss.
The inner part of ourselves which inspires our life. A connection to that which is bigger than us, the universe, consciousness, higher self.
This is the inner world; your thoughts, feelings, emotions, intuitions. They all exist in your inner world, separated from the outside world. For example, your feeling or thinking will not lift your fork to your mouth.
You interact with the outer world with your body. Under the direction of your mind (instinct, thoughts, plans) you take physical actions, like the lifting of your fork to your mouth.
Our bodies are a vessel for our mind and soul.
Soul says what, the mind finds how and the body does it.
It is the interplay of these three which we dance with in life. Entering a state of flow as they align, feeling stuck when they come out of phase.
Inspired by Larry Lewis’ blog post