Peace is your birthright.
Peace is in front of you, behind you, to the right, to the left, above and below.
Peace is the only living reality. Lead a simple life. Practise meditation daily and establish peace in your own heart.
Be still. Be in tune with the divine will. Get deep down into the innermost recesses of your heart and plunge in the ocean of peace. Then radiate it to your neighbours and all who come in contact with you. Disseminate it far and wide."
Swami Sivananda from his book World Peace."
"We live in a world of virtual space, from a narrow computer screen to special 3D-effects in movies. Adding to this the instant way we communicate through chats and email, our perception of time and space can become far removed from the natural world. As time and space are intimately related with the mind, mental clarity and mental strength decline if hearing and seeing is mostly related to a virtual reality.
The yoga class marks a clear difference: proprioception or perceiving the body through the sense of touch from skin to muscle fibres and ligaments creates a very real connection to gravity. Whether we are practicing on the top floor of a high rise building or on a beach, gravity is always the same.
Slow and rhythmical breathing with the diaphragm stimulates the solar plexus. One function of the solar plexus is increased sensory perception of the abdomen. When applying this breath control while you move from the asana to the relax – ation pose (savasana) and on to the next asana, the perception of the body in harmony with gravity deepens and extends from the abdomen to the whole body. This grounding in gravity and space calms the mind which gets settled in a very real sense of here" *