Physical pain is unavoidable, but meditation practice can ease the mental suffering that often accompanies it. Diana Winston teaches us how.
Applying the Buddha’s four foundations of mindfulness to hatha yoga asanas, says Frank Jude Boccio, can enrich practitioners’ experiences.
Four yoga teachers each offer an asana to help you prepare your body and mind for sitting meditation.
“Just as pipes in your house get backed up, creating a flooded kitchen, the pipes of your body are subject to blockage, and need to be kept clean and open.”
“The good news is that the connection of heart and head can be reestablished through increased shoulder mobility.”
The classical yoga scriptures say that yoga postures, considered to be physical preparation for sitting meditation, should be done with ease.