Updated: Feb 26
Explore Experiment Observe Learn
I have often heard Prashant say in his classes in Pune that he cannot be our teacher. He can provide guidance and instructions, but we cannot learn yoga from him. We must learn to be our own teacher. We must look inside and observe and understand how the body is acting and reacting, how breath and body and mind interact.
The last few days have been very much in that vein.
Prashant talks about biochemical processes in the body and how the body’s biochemistry changes when there are actions upon the body. These actions can stem from Asanas or from the act of breathing. Different Asanas affect the body and the breath differently and alter the body’s biochemistry. He led us through a number of experiments and explorations.
We experimented, for example, with Urdhva Prasarita Padasana.