• Tue, Jan 22, 2019
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  • Stay steady, upright while meditating
    In continuation of the three-part series on the importance of posture or Asana, I would like to cite the explanation given by Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur.
    Stay steady, upright while meditating
    According to him, the philosophy behind the cross-legged position: If we are to return to our origin through meditation, contracting our existence into nothingness, then it is helpful to adopt a similar physical position of contraction or withdrawal. He said: “The contraction always starts from below and proceeds gradually upwards because of its upward tendency. Therefore, in order to go upwards he must start contracting from below. The form would only be to bring his legs and the allied parts to one pose and to keep them steady. In whatever way it might be done, the form would finally be that of asana. It is essential because it paves our way to the ultimate. The posture must always be the same. The reason is that in this way he gets associated with the great power, the very thing he takes up in the beginning for the attainment of his...
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