Discipline

 

February 2015 at Share Yoga is all about discipline or tapas. Where can you grow in your practice? What needs more discipline? What needs less?

Great quotes on discipline:

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.Pattabhi Jois

Yoga is not a shastra; it is not a scripture. It is a discipline. ..It is not curiosity; it is not philosophic speculation. .. It is a question of life and death. Discipline means creating an order within you. As you are, you are a chaos. As you are, you are totally disorderly.Osho

“When we undertake the practice of yoga, or any spiritual practice, the flame of Tapas needs to burn brightly within us if we are to achieve anything more than a little light exercise.”
Constance L. Habash

The eight limbs (steps) as a path of realization of the Divine

  1. Restraint: nonviolence, not lying, not stealing, not lusting, and non-attachment
  2. Observances: cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-study, and surrender to the Supreme
  3. Posture or physical exercises
  4. Breath control
  5. Sublimation or withdrawal from the senses
  6. Attention
  7. Concentration
  8. Meditation