Sharon Gannon,David Life

Yoga Assists

The founders of Jivamukti Yoga outline the fundamental principles of the assist, and how to apply them in practice and service to others.
The benefits of both giving and receiving an assist—the extraordinary mind/body/spirit connection between yoga teacher and student—depend on knowing what an assist is, and fully understanding the method of Jivamukti itself.
Though “corrections”—with teachers who fixed students’ mistakes—had evolved to “adjustments,” the world-renowned founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method recognized this still suggested that changes to one’s technique were necessary. In this book, they use “assist” to communicate the idea of two beings interacting on various levels of consciousness to bring into focus the five central tenets of Jivamukti: Shastra (or scripture), devotion, nonviolence, music, and meditation.
From cultivating trust and patience to final relaxation and massage, this step-by-step, fully illustrated guide—featuring dozens of asanas—explores the giving of yoga as an art, a flowing dance of body, breath, and energy between two connected beings. Whether we receive or give, an assist is an active process in the resolution of a relationship between teacher and student, a microcosm of the flowing interrelation among all people, and all species.
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    Marcie Mata Dcompartió una citahace 8 meses
    Our body is like a record of our actions, our relationships in this life and in past lives. We find that standing poses correspond to our relationships (either helpful or not helpful) with money, home and parents. Forward bends correspond to relationships with creative and romantic partners. Twists correspond to relationships with others we have hurt or caused to suffer in some way feeling that it was necessary for our own enhancement (like killing an animal to eat it with the false notion that our own health would be improved). Backbends correspond to relationships with those who we feel have hurt us or those who have opened our hearts. Shoulder-stand, Plough, and Fish correspond to our relationship with our selves—our ego, body, mind, and soul. Child’s pose corresponds to our relationships with our teachers. Headstand corresponds to our relationship with the Divine. And Shavasana corresponds to our relationship with death and mortality.
    أبدي حبcompartió una citahace 3 años
    May all those in any kind of fear
    Be suddenly freed from it.
    May those imprisoned be released.
    May those downtrodden come to power,
    All of us living then as family,
    In harmony with each other.
    And in each one of these places
    May the very foundation, the earth itself,
    Be transformed, from sharp stones and the like,
    Into the heavenly ground of lapis lazuli—
    As smooth as the palm of your hand, And soft to walk upon.
    And like a precious jewel
    Adorning this same ground,
    May all the secret worlds that exist
    Ekaterina Bogercompartió una citahace 3 años
    Asana should appear self-supporting and sustaining without appearing dull or hanging in the joints

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