At any given time, as soon as the need arises, the mind can connect with the movement of the body and control it at the time of removing the motor automatism. As soon as the difficulty, novelty or difficulty of movement exceeds a certain level, or go beyond the limits of available experience, consciousness, forced to retract into the work of the body, usually based on already existing motor stereotypes – both times it inevitably happens to those who are beginning to learn Hatha Yoga. To some extent this is the initial target practice: to distract attention-consciousness from the outside and limit his physical shape and volume.
If there are numerous intermediate forms, which can take the body during various activities – in which the movements are carried out in standard ranges – that in yoga is not so. There are relevant only strictly defined, fixed-time position of a body prescribed by tradition, and there is no direct beneficial result to the reality around us, which would reach their fulfillment. The task of asana practice – a systematic reproduction of the body fixed forms, called asana, each of which has a specific name and a legend arose. It is believed that there are only eighty-four. Need a little time to memorize their general appearance, but infinitely more for genuine development.
Subject and object of a Hatha yoga is the body itself – is unlike the latter.
Jung, as is known, developed the theory of archetypes of consciousness, which is nothing more than a neurophysiologic matrix, determining possible trends in the manifestations of the psyche in extreme circumstances.
Since the practice of asana is not oriented to the outside world, attention and consciousness must necessarily be limited to outside the body – this is the third difference. It has two effects: the perception is reversed, and hence there is a primary decrease in perception. Tension of consciousness is automatically reduced (with the body in yoga, by definition, can not happen so many different events, as in real life) – the difference is the fourth. Instead of multiple simultaneously controlled waking consciousnesses of objects and events is only one’s own body. Instead of the usual forms of stay and movements in the standard amplitudes – a limited set of fixed its provisions, the sequence that you want to play.
Whatever actions are not committed human body in everyday life, quickly shifting shapes that he then takes, nor have anything to do with what is prescribed to perform in the canon of Hatha yoga. Asana – forms, unknown body and human consciousness, which has no such experience, and therefore not reflected in the luggage of his life skills – the fifth difference.
Yoga postures are characterized by the fact that if they are satisfied we have completely run out of the usual for the body range of motion, thereby leaving to form the limiting boundaries – the sixth feature.
Personality of the western stock has not filtered through the personal experiences of the information upon which he could cope with the quantity and quality of the real novelty, which includes classical yoga as a phenomenon of another culture. Everything that happens in the practice of asana with the body, from its shape to a state of consciousness that is unique to the normal state of human industrial, it is absolutely unknown to his activities. When he begins to explore her own, all his actions will inevitably have the structure and attributes of previous experience of everyday life. This is a mistake common to almost everyone who tries to learn Hatha Yoga alone.
The man starts new and unknown with the utmost integrity, with full diligence and zeal – but it is all in vain! In spite of all ages your vital knowledge applicable to yoga, they can not touch it! From the outset, should act in a different way, learning again, like a child who learns the process of walking multiple repetition attempts? That they were as efficient as possible, you need a living experience located near the master, who owns the knowledge, indicating the substance of which is the purpose of this work.
By perseverance in achieving the goals of the human race can be divided into strong and weak types. A strong personality is able to lengthy systematic effort, high levels of self-restraint. Man this warehouse will carefully do the asana as a book, if he has accepted it as a basis. In most cases, while in the inevitable behavioral and without possessing the necessary to work effectively in yoga information, the identity of such stock hard drives himself to a standstill, until exhaustion using known from previous experience approaches. Then, despite its inaccuracy, has not let him gone way off the rails that can not be minimized. I recall that in a conversation with me indignant once a brave retiree, wild (in the sense of a completely senseless personal experience) a fan of yoga: “Well, it turns out I was all those years and was involved in nonsense fool!” “But where are the results of your work? – I answered a question with a question. – And what is it? Look at their joints, as in general it was possible to create a knee, because you also turned it into an invalid! ”
The identity of the weak type will not overindulge. When it became clear that quick fixes to wait no place like the subject is likely to act out of inertia, to a complete loss of interest, mechanically, thinking about her. This is the correct, non-violent method of treatment of the body, but this man is in a state of consciousness is not adequate demand situation.
In the first case the orientation is correct, but flawed method of work. In the second – the method is similar at least in part, but the consciousness is outside the body. And both of these paths lead nowhere.
The seventh feature is this: even the complete mastery of the technology performance of asana not affects the actual rate of change of body and mind. This is not a mind dictates to his reasonable and experiences, but the body and the unconscious itself – as a result of a long run of prescribed actions – in a natural pace form the parameters of practice and a new quality of its state.
So, with a daily time studies asana, one gradually becomes a new experience. If a strongly-term average, it is usually satisfactory adaptation to the yoga going on for about two years of regular employment.