A very dedicated disciple was working on his meditation practice for months. Suddenly he got stuck in a phase where no matter how much he concentrated, he simply could not focus enough and let his thoughts go. As the days went by, he was getting more and more frustrated with his practice, so he decided to approach his master for advice.
We have all chanted the Realisation Mantra mostly repeating the sounds without understanding the words. However, the benefits of the chanting can be amplified if not only we know the words but also understand the meaning behind them.
In today’s fast pace world, we seem to always be in a hurry, jumping from one activity to another, while on our mobiles and thinking of dozens of things at the same time. But when coming to our mats, this is the moment to slow down, forget about all responsibilities for a moment and don’t jump right in do the 6 steps of asana.