The Yoga of Silence

Margaret Kruszewska

MS_Silence.jpgWe seem to be terrified of silence.

I notice a constant chatter in most of the yoga classes I’ve been attending lately.

Perhaps because the teacher feels a need to deliver a performance?

And perhaps the students want to be heard and so divulge all kinds of information about their lives. But I think it is because we are scared of what may be there in that silent place.

Nothing and yet everything.

How can we develop this inner “conversation” if we are constantly filling ourselves with someone else’s words?

Being able to listen to our silence is the beginning of yoga as a meditative practice.

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