The highest form of meditation is being aware about being aware. The second form is through yoga.
I have finished doing yoga just now. I was rusty as shit. I couldn't hold the poses for more than 5 seconds.
I call yoga the second highest form of meditation because when you are doing yoga, you have to focus on the body. Most people do yoga and focus on the poses. When I'm doing it, I'm not focusing on the poses. I'm focusing on awareness.
When I'm stretching and noticing a stiff part, I focus and then bring my attention to the body. What you're practicing here is detachment from thought. When you're focusing on whatever muscle you’re stretching, the attention that was once in the mind is now in the body.
What does that mean? You're starving the mind. You have thoughts that constantly arise. Then, the teacher tells you to focus on a pose. Your attention goes from thinking, to the body.
You're practicing the art of going from thought into the present moment. You’re stretching, but in reality you're practicing the muscle of thinking and then going into awareness.
After yoga, you notice that you feel your body more. The reason you do is that you’ve brought more attention to the body.
When people finish yoga, they start thinking and doing other things. What I like to do is stay with that feeling. I like to walk out and stay grounded in that feeling. When I'm walking and looking at something, I'm not thinking but just aware of the sensation.
It removes the tension from thought and into the body. You're starving your ego.
You're starving the mind.
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