Celibacy/Abstinence/Posture and stiffness


Revered Sir,
1. Is it okay to sit in Sukhasana for mediation if Padmasana or Siddhasana is not possible for a long duration.

2. What should one do when there is stiffness while sitting for meditation. How to sit erect without becoming stiff, which happens without one's kniwledge.

3. During the course of meditation, the posture slants in the front inadvertently.

What should one do for such problems

Thanks a lot.

1. Yes, once Sukhasana is practiced and mastered, Padmasana and Sidhasana come within reach.

2. With practice, all these issues disappear.

3. When the mind is merged into its source, everything sets right. One should focus on this goal and not worry too much about the body or other things.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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