Yoga in the 21st Century

Some excerpts from an interview with TKV Desikachar, at a symposium on “Yoga and the XX1st Century, South of France, 1999.

“In Yoga we have this fundamental idea – anything that disturbs a person, including illness and disease, can be helped if we can act on the mind. What is so special about yoga is that it gives us a way to strengthen our mind. When the mind gets stronger, we can face illness and we feel healthier.” 

“…..ancient yoga texts have said that disease and mind are interrelated. If we are sick, our mind is disturbed. If the mind is agitated, we become sick. I am happy that modern science has recognised this. There is no incompatibility here.”

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