“Yoga is the cessation of mind”
– Some Yoga wisdom from Patanjali
I am a blogger ok… leave my mind alone! I am a blogger and a writer, and a talker… what can I say? But I am also a meditator. And I CAN say that a basic yoga practice and mediation may have saved me from a never ending circle of anxiety and depression.
But now on the other side of that, I can say that I’ve come to terms with the thinking mind, and even indulge it every now and again – like in this blog, which does, after all, promise something to think about! In fact, my first significant journey towards mental stillness was on a humble yoga course at the local Buddhist yoga centre.
So – cessation of the mind – well yes, you need that. But to me the mind is like a body – a thing you get to explore for a limited time of life on earth, so see what it’s up to and where it can go.
Chief Bloggist, Yoga Whatever…