The Obstacles To Yoga Concentration

1 Disease. If you are diseased you cannot practice Yoga efficiently, for it demands sound health and physical well being.

2 Apathy of Mind. You must be alert, active, energetic, and vigorous in your thought.

3 Doubt and Disbelief. You must have faith and decision of will. You must believe in your powers, and be able to make up your mind firmly.

4 Carelessness. This is for some initiates a great difficulty, as many study carelessly, and perform the exercises inaccurately and inattentively.

5 Laziness. A lazy man cannot be a true Yogi, for if one lacks the ambition and will to exert himself, how may he make the exertions required in Yoga?

6 Worldly-M indedness and Frivolity. How may the chaser-after-shadows grasp the reality?

7 Erroneous Ideas. Mistaken ideas and wrong thinking lead one from the right path.

8 Instability. The purpose, aim, and end of the Yogi must be stable, fixed, constant, persistent, preserving. The unpurposeful man can never be a Yogi.

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The Chakra Checklist

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The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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