What I Learned about Sthira Sukham Āsanam

I hope you’re having a great week! This week I've been working on an assignment for the yoga teacher training program I'm attending in India. The assignment is to write about the Yoga Sutra 2.46, Sthira sukham āsanam ("The āsana should be simultaneously strong/alert and relaxed”), based on my experience with my personal practice that was assigned to me by my mentor, the lovely and wise Ms. Padmini ("Padmini Madam").

I realize I sound like a total nerd when I say this, but I don't mind: I LOVE the assignments, and even the tests ("assessments"), that I have to do for this training program. They really make me think and reflect, and I learn something new every time I have to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) for an assignment.

This concept of sthira sukham āsanam has transcended the āsana practice to become a life practice for me. If you'd like to read the paper I wrote, you can find it here.

And if you're interested in hearing more about all the amazing yoga philosophy I learned in India, please join me for Reflections from India this Saturday (details in the section below). 

Have a great week! We look forward to seeing you soon!