Short story, meditation, focus on the breath and what light and darkness means in yoga
≤15 min. Yoga is primarily a physical practice in the west. It is unfortunate that many miss the teachings of philosophy and the stories that have been passed down through the ages. As you dive deeper into the practice you start to understand the connection of how practicing poses affects behavior and your own growth and development. You begin to desire the company of others that have similar values and appreciation of cultural nuances and you get a glimpse of the importance of light and darkness -- of knowledge and ignorance, of adapting to change versus resistance. You begin to take the yoga practice off the mat and into your daily life.