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The key to making your mind stable

Yoga is not performance. Asanas are known to make your mind very stable, and that’s why I do them, along with the profound after effects and how these effects trickle into life as a whole.

Each person is different (mind, history, physical skeletal structure, lifestyle, heart and soul); I don't believe that there is just one way to do a yoga pose to be "correct". There is more to it.

on the other side of challenge

This pose, Viranchyasana A (the third part of it) in the Ashtanga 3rd series (Advanced A) has a lot more going on than performance in the moment. It's a challenge.

It's not that I enjoy struggle. For me it's what's hidden on the other side of challenge, and how that pursuit translates into life on many levels.

It's taken me over 20 years to have the flexibility and strength and trust to even try this asana, and mostly to get my mind out of the way.

look inside yourself

The benefits are in the nervous system, the somatic subtle body, the ego, emotions, hormones, etc. (I could keep adding to that list all day). I am looking inside my own self here, and it's a very calm and beautiful place.


~ Robin Ellen Lucas, MA

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