Asanas are postures to help us get acquainted with our body, which is made of skin, muscles, bones, joints and ligaments, organs, blood vessels, and a nervous system, to name a few. And in yoga, a science and a philosophy, the body consists of so much more. As Dr. R. Thornton presented in a paper, in 1881 in New Castle, “We should have taught more carefully than we have done, not that men are bodies and have souls, but that they are souls and have bodies.” Even though we are much more than our bodies, we need to take care of the vessel; otherwise, when we sit to listen to the keeper, our soul, we only hear our pains and discomfort, and tend to get rooted in a negative thought spiral. Hold asana dear so when you listen the Self within is heard.

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