Inspiring to Me.

Taken from Ascent Magazine

When I first started yoga, I was excited and imaginative, anticipating ecstatic spiritual experiences along the line of drug hallucinations. I thought yoga would lift me up so high that I would become something other. The reality is that I am more myself than ever, and yet I question ever more deeply who that self is.
From the ground of the asanas, I continue to stretch into new territory — with my body offering rich information and my mind expanding to question who it is that is experiencing. The more I practise, the more there is to learn. This sense of newness encourages me. I like an open system. Even though I repeat the same asanas again and again, they are never exactly the same; and so it is with me. I am the same but different.

–by Swami Lalitananda

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