100 Days of Yoga: Day 33

As I have neglected to update on my 100 day sadhana (intentional disciplined practice with the intent for spiritual growth), I figure day 33 is a great day for an update; the number 3 correlates in numerology with the concept of change, growth, and transformation. 3 is a big number in some of the major world religions (the Christian Trinity, the Hindu Trimurti, etc) and constitutes creation, destruction, and renewal.

Today I feel like there is a big transformation happening. Without skipping a day of Yoga for the past 33 days, I feel myself becoming ever detached from the material world and more present in the spiritual. However, I am cognizant of the fact that I have only just dipped one toe into the realm of which I want to become accustomed to. It has sent a ripple radiating into my soul / atman. I am calm. I am present. I am detached from my usually strong and powerful emotions. I am able to breathe and able to think clearly.

It’s not a linear process. I’m not saying I don’t mess up and attach myself too heavily to my emotions + react impulsively, but there is a great change this week. A big shift.

As someone who is constantly floating from one interest / obsession to the next, I feel my true Self peeking through like a pin prick through a dark sheet. This feels bigger. It feels like I have found my dharma.

What I aim to do every day:

-Meditation

-Asana

-Pranayama

-Chanting (Gayatri Mantra)

-Reading philosophy (Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, etc).

Some days I’ve done all of these things, and other days I only get around to meditation and chanting before bed, but I’ve managed to form a routine connection with my Self which only gets easier to make time for as the days go on. It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

What does your daily sadhana consist of? Let me know in the comments.

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