Assistance with your mediation practice

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On this blog, we have looked at the eight fold path of yoga. Asana or postures, are the physical dimension of the practice. Four of the limbs of yoga focus on meditation, only they have Sanskrit names that may not seem like they refer to meditation. They are pratayahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi.. Each limb builds on the next toward samadhi, the end goal.

But like the cartoon above, this doesn’t happen with reading about it or one attempt. Training the mind is like training muscles. It takes practice, dedication and perseverance. And like training, having a plan of how to train helps. That is what we will be spending our first 30 minutes of class on this week.

The technique we will learn is called Hong-Sau. I think it will help many of us find our way into a way of practicing that will be encouraging. The remainder of our practice will be gentle but strengthening Ananda Yoga.

We meet on Monday nite August 26 from 6:30-8 pm at the UU Church of Fresno on Alluvial in Fresno. In addition to Hong-Sau, we’ll discuss why mediation is an important tool in your health care.



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