I discovered the drishtis relatively late in my Ashtanga yoga practice.
They are important and make a difference:
- To keep the eyes motionless and to gaze towards a point helps me to balance.
- It also directs the body in the wished direction.
- It calms the mind.
I could clear something during the workshop: In downward facing dog i.e. it is said that drishti is the navel. It would be better to say: look towards the navel. It needn't be seen and often the gazing point cannot be seen. Better to keep the neck relaxed than to really see a gazing point.
Generally spoken: It is, that we have to look towards a point (toes, navel,....), it needn't to be seen.
What a relief.....hahahaha.
Many yoginis close their eyes when they go deeply into an asana. But in Ashtanga yoga the eyes are open.
It requires concentration to practice asanas with the correct dristhi.
Lino Miele: I practice Ashtanga yoga because it feels good.
I final quote by Lino Miele: love yourself.
This was a bit of the workshop by Lino Miele, how I've experienced it.
Yes, it was exciting.
Ah, and to meet all the yoginis and yogis, what a joy.
In this sense enjoy your weekend.
Lino Miele's book about Ashtanga yoga, here is it:
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