Day 39 of #yogasutrachallenge: YS 1.39 Yathabhimata-dhyanat va: or you can meditate on whatever you like
Day 39 of #yogasutrachallenge: YS 1.39 Yathabhimata-dhyanat va: or you can meditate on whatever you like Having suggested a series of subjects you can use for meditation, Patanjali wraps up this collection of sutras by saying if ‘Om’, or the breath, or the perceptions of the senses, or someone noble and inspiring, or your dreams and deep sleep don’t appeal to you, you can meditate on whatever else you like. One of the most common other subjects for meditation are the physical body, and the practice of “yoga” as we know and love it: the physical postures (asanas). Provided we’re doing these postures as a moving meditation rather than simply to get strong abs, then they can be a good prop for helping us find enlightenment. However, even if we are just doing it for strong abs, in the processes of doing that, asanas are still a powerful tool for finding stillness in the mind, so it might still happen anyway!