Heroes, Saints, and Sages
Many asanas take their names from Indian mythological figures who had fantastical lives and superhuman powers. Learn their lore to infuse your practice with the extraordinary.
"Metaphorically, Goraksha's story says that when something in life doesn't look like what we want, we often cast it aside. But in the most discarded thing can be hidden the greatest blessing," Vernon says. And, as with the tale of Matsyendra, Goraksha's life story underscores our potential to awaken despite all sorts of obstacles.
Colleen Morton Busch is a former YJ senior editor.
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