unearthing the inner yogi 

The word yoga means a joining, a connection. The Energy System of the body is connected as though by a string. Imagine a web of energy strings joining the various energy hubs together. That in a nutshell is your energy body.

Now if you think about the connections in your energy body as string you will realize this simple idea: You can pull on string but you can not push on it! Furthermore, if you pull too hard or too quickly, the string will break.

The practice of yoga is enhanced by this simple understanding. We may say that the only rule to keep in mind in yoga is to pull, never push, and to pull gently.

 Abhay Ghiara is a teacher, writer, and Gandhian economist. He studied economics and yoga at Bombay University, graduating exactly 100 years after Mahatma Gandhi. He has practiced yoga all his life.

Abhay lectures on yoga and life in San Francisco, London, Bristol, Chicago, and Mumbai, India. photo: Maritstar

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