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Strength of Mind

Although we sometimes see the world in relativistic terms, in yoga, some teachings actually are wrong. It takes strength of mind to recognize the difference between correct and incorrect actions and to speak the truth.

By Aadil Palkhivala

From Darkness to Light

As teachers of yoga, truth is our refuge. Understanding different levels of truth, being able to discriminate between correct and incorrect actions, and ultimately being able to speak our truth with conviction and compassion leads our students from ignorance to awareness, from darkness to light.

This article is excerpted from a forthcoming book called Teaching the Yamas and Niyamas by Aadil Palkhivala.

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This is a great article and I hope you will write more like it. However, I find in many of my students, (most over 50 with no knowledge of yoga, and a lot of men!) that body awareness is so limited that it takes months just to get a basic understanding of what and why they are there in the first place! So subtle nuances are out of the question! Basic mobility is all they are striving for. I see so many articles geared to intermediate, mobile students. You can't have intermediate students without a good concept of beginning poses.
PLEASE keep writing articles that set up these parameters and help us keep our students safe.

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