The Yoga of Stillness and the factor of time

The Yoga of Stillness and the factor of time

The Yoga of Stillness and the factor of time

When time makes its appearance, this ubiquitous and apparently scarce resource (unless, of course, we are idle and bored and want to ‘kill’ it – kill time), the possibility of delay and immediacy does as well. And delay cements us further into time.

But what about space? What if there is another, vaster dimension and way to live that offers us to at least question and loosen if not get rid of the shackles of self-imposed time?

Enter The Yoga of Stillness which defies time and offers space if we but inhabit and claim it. There is a whole hour, sixty minutes to be more precise, and nothing else to do but to connect with the body, stay with and be with the body and follow the very simple template. No postures? No strain? No performance? Correct, there are no postures in The Yoga of Stillness. But there are movements – relatively small precise movements in union with the body, a mirror of the thousands of movements we perform every day, from a single step or the reach of an arm to working out at the gym or running to catch a train (if you do). And every one of those many bigger movements encompasses a myriad of micro movements, akin to those of The Yoga of Stillness.

In the immediacy of allowing each movement to unfold itself as a true movement and not willy-nilly present as a flurry of semi-conscious if not unconscious activity, there is the allowance for evermore space as one such movement seemingly merges with only the slightest hint of a delineation, and it being a moment of repose (aka the inbreath of God), into the next and the next and the next moment of expansion.

This is our true present, which is also our future, lived now and as offered by The Yoga of Stillness.

When this present is all there is, it is said that time stands still – an hour is no longer a mere hour but an expanse of space and into space that we can explore, in union with our body and something more encompassing than the body; the all we are all a part of.

The Yoga of Stillness offers space way beyond the daily experienced constraints of man-made time. It is a space that offers us to explore and be at ease with that which is greater than us but is also us, without prejudice or reservation.

The Yoga of Stillness reminds and teaches us that we are much more and vastly bigger than the static of our daily conundrums or the severity of our dilemmas, no matter how big or oppressive they can ‘at times’ seem to be.

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