warriors – continued

This post follows on from “warriors”, which sets the frame for a symbolic approach to the virabhadrasana triptych. I write in first person because I dare not assume that everyone’s experiences are the same as mine and because I don’t know who “one” is.

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guerreros

warrior
foto: maría ferrara. mamallapuram – tamil nadu (india)

Teniendo en cuenta que el primero de los principios éticos que enumeran los Yoga Sutras es la no violencia (ahimsa), puede parecer extraño que haya asanas que se llamen “guerrero”-virabhadra. Sin embargo, según se avanza por el camino del yoga, la metáfora de virabhadrasana y la batalla puede que le suene a uno.

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warriors

warrior
photo: maría ferrara. mamallapuram – tamil nadu (india)

Considering that the first of the ethical principles listed in the Yoga Sutras is non-violence (ahimsa), it may seem strange to have asanas named “warrior”-virabhadra. However, as one advances in the path of yoga, the metaphor of virabhadrasana and the battle may ring a bell or two.

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