The Three Perspectives for Yoga Practice: Physical, Energetic, and Spiritual

The Three Perspectives for Yoga Practice: Physical, Energetic, and Spiritual

A 13 page interview with David on the three perspectives of yoga practice: the physical, energetic, and spiritual. In this article you'll learn what the three perspectives are, how they interact with each other and how to implement them in your personal practice and day to day life. 

"The energetic perspective is the intermediary between the physical and spiritual perspectives.   The techniques of yoga that you use build a bridge between your material and spiritual identity and are conveyed in energetic terms. The energetic perspective is to see yourself and the world in energetic terms and the concept of Prana or life force is the root of this view. Learning to practice hatha yoga partly involves learning to see what takes place within your body and mind in energetic vocabulary.  Using energetic language is an indirect means of getting at reality.  A few examples of the energetic language of hatha yoga are vayu breathing patterns, nadis, and bandhas. Speaking in this language moves your yoga conversation away from the mundane, anatomical, sports paradigm, towards the mystical, invisible spiritual perspective." 

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