"There is no heaven and no hell, except in your own heart. Your own thoughts are simultaneously heavenly bliss and the torments of hell."
The previous exercises have increased the flexibility of the spine, improved the body's physical condition and heightened awareness to the importance of relaxation. It has been emphasised that each exercise be practiced slowly, coordinating movement with the breath, pausing motionless in each position and always with full concentration.
As practice continues and progress begins on the path of Yoga, it becomes even more necessary to pay attention to the precise movement of all exercises and maintain concentration throughout the practice of each exercise. The Yoga practices will bring good health and awaken dormant powers within the body, all of which are of great importance in life.
In the Bhagavad Gita (VI/15) it says: “One who through Yoga controls the body and has learned to master the feelings, senses and mind, sheds the chains of desire, fear and confusion and attains peace and supreme bliss.”
All this can be achieved through Yoga if the techniques are practiced systematically and regularly, with faith and devotion.
ॐ विश्वानि देव सवितुर्दुरितानि परासुव ।
यद् भद्रं तन्न आसुव ॥
OM VIŚVĀNI DEVA
YAD BHADRAṂ TANNA ĀSUVA
OM, omnipresent God, help us to overcome our mistakes and bad habits.
Help us to develop good qualities that will bring us happiness and prosperity.