“This is perhaps the most refined and wonderful aspect of the yoga tradition – that through our own body we learn to understand the universe. We do this by slowing everything down, as if saying, “Wait a minute, we are going to look with fresh eyes and listen with opened ears and a renewed awareness in all of our senses at this mystery of life that is presenting itself through, within, and as the body.” In this way we can temporarily suspend all judgments and conclusions about the body. Again and again, with fresh eyes, we closely examine all of our theories and patterns of experiencing what we know as the body.

Richard Freeman in The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind


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