Intro to Yoga: Philosophy
In yoga, stillness is as much a state of mind as a lack of movement.
In the stillness we create, we're able to recognize the fallacy and unhealthiness of our limited and self-limiting identity, and allow it to spontaneously fall away. What remains, Patanjali concludes, is the self or the Seer, abiding forever in its true essence.
Richard Rosen, who teaches in Oakland and Berkeley, California, has been writing for Yoga Journal since the 1970s.
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