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15 Jul 2020
There is no better way to bring the body under control than the way used to bring the mind under control--to put it under a daily routine of exercises and to have a fixed time for their repeated practice.
17 Dec 2021
All physical techniques have an indirect helpfulness but their value should not be overrated, as the advocates and teachers of these techniques almost always do. They misplace their emphasis on the body and on the tricks it is able to perform. Only one detail of the human organism deserves their greater emphasis and that is intuition.
8 Feb 2022
Body purification and strengthening are prerequisites and preparations for spiritual awakening and development …
25 Jun 2020
The artist, the thinker, or the mystic must not neglect the muscular vigour and health of body that can be obtained through physical yoga. This would include deep breathing, stretching exercises, and a diet of light and easily digested foods which will not dull inspiration.
9 Mar 2022
All these yoga exercises and physical practices are praiseworthy. They are recommended to aspirants—but only as accessories. They are not, and never can be, substitutes for that moment-to-moment struggle with the ego in daily living which is fundamental and inescapable …