Yoga Mat – STIC.MAN
From the Very inspirational ‘The Workout’ Album by STIC.MAN
It’s Universal in all circles, it resonates in all cultures…
The Physical, the Spiritual, the Maintenance, the Ritual, the Meditation, PoWer ManTra, the Affirmation in the subConscious, the MASTERY of eMOTION ~ Like a Dolphin at One with the Ocean, Ride the waves & let ’em pass… Don’t Cling ~ Be Detached…The Yoga Mat on the Floor, It’s more than that…It’s a metaphor ~ Stic.man
Though it’s been around for thousands of years, Western science is just beginning to understand how yoga exerts its effects. The forbes.com articles Penetrating Postures Parts I and II, have excellent information on some of the benefits of yoga.
Both experts agree that there’s something powerful and fundamental about syncing the mind and body as yoga does. Researchers, too, are beginning to grasp the depths of the mind-body connection. As Cope explains, “yogis came to believe that the mind and body are linked in every way, and indeed, that the mind is just a subtle form of the body, and the body a gross form of mind.” What we do for the one benefits the other. And as Brower articulates, “when fed and led well, a strong body helps us see the mind’s hilarious machinations more clearly.” Indeed, life is a lot more pleasant when we learn to see our thoughts not as grave realities to be reacted to, but as harmless, almost comical, little clouds that float in and out of consciousness.
Brower also points out that you don’t have to practice for hours on end to reap the mental benefits that yoga can bring. “Even 15 minutes, consistently, shifts my ability to be present. My daily practice consists of 15-20 minutes of asana and 5-10 minutes of meditation, and to keep that promise to myself creates a rich quality of presence in everything I do. And I notice when I don’t do it.”