Focus of October 2019: Dharana (concentration)
We learned how to focus on just one picture, one form, or one sound that arose in your mind in the past weeks. But it is not easy. Sri Swami Satchidananda, the author of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, wrote:
<Normally, we see our mind running here and there. When we try to fix it on one thing, within a fraction of a second we see it somewhere else. (*snip*) Never give up. And never think, “Oh, I am unfit for meditation.” That is the biggest mistake many people make. (*snip*) Persevere. Remember what Patanjali says in Book 1, sutra 14: “Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.”>
This reminds us of
Abhyasah (repeating practice).
Yes, the Abhyasah practice itself is Dharana.
You can also try your own “challenging pose” in the same way. Even though it’s an inch-warm motion, but making a small progress in every step, it should be the right way that surely leads you to any goals.