Here is my teacher, Deborah Adele, talking about the 3rd Niyama, Tapas or Self-Discipline. For more information visit www.theYamasandNiyamas.com.
Journey into Courage
6 hours ago
What I call the "inner body" isn't really the body any more but life energy, the bridge between form and formless. Make it a habit to feel the inner body as often as you can. It almost seems like a paradox: when you are in touch with the inner body, you are not identified with your mind. You are no longer identified with form but moving away from form-identification towards formlessness, which we may also call Being. It is your essence identity. Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. It also strengthens the immune system and the body's ability to heal itself."