Can you set aside two minutes a day for #1—your body? After all, he who values his body more than dominion over the empire can be entrusted with the empire.
It’s been 50 years now since I began yoga. This, along with my daily reflection of Buddha’s Noble Truths, has been far and away the best thing I’ve ever done in my life, for my life.
Of course, a lot of life had to pass by before I truly knew this. For decades it was just faith that carried me, I guess.
Yoga as a vehicle takes you to unimaginable places, depending on you, the driver of course.
Begin by doing just one posture a day to get the ball rolling. Next year (or sooner if you like) add one more… and so on. Doing this one posture ‘religiously’ every day without fail is sufficient. That constancy will do the rest over time, naturally.
This book (see below) covers over 100 postures showing the dynamics (see right) for which to aim. Also, I’ve posted free PDF downloads for the most important beginning yoga postures. Begin now—what’s to loose but a couple of minutes a day.
Download the PDFs : Hatha Yoga: The Essential Dynamics.
I was thinking of doing a short video to cover the beginning postures. Then I thought, perhaps there is something already online. Ha! Obviously, I don’t get out online much! The following four videos, when taken together, shed light on the ‘big picture’ as well as on fundamentals important right from the beginning.
The easiest approach is to just Google the title. The first title, “Yoga GURU…”, has 6 segments. After watching 1/6, simply change the 1/6 in the search window to 2/6 and search again. Continue on up to 6/6. The second title, “…Yoga Demonstration, Sydney…” covers the basics nicely for 90 minutes. The last two videos are interesting for various reasons.
Yoga GURU — B. K. S. Iyengar – The Ultimate Freedom Yoga  1/6
B.K.S. Iyengar – Yoga Demonstration, Sydney, 1983
B.K.S. Iyengar 1938 newsreel Part 1 (there is also part 2 and 3)
BKS Iyengar in 1977
You can buy it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hatha-Yoga-The-Essential-Dynamics/dp/1470002779
If you buy it from CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/3786157