Trying my hand at Mayurasana over the past one month. Still unable to lift the feet off the ground. Still struggling to hold the bodyweight on the hands. However, this is a great asana and I am already feeling the power of having strength restored to my arms. Focused on practicing more and getting the pose right for a strong upper body.
This entire regimen is usually practiced in the form of asanas and pranayamas combined with mudras and bandhas. As one can imagine, it requires a lot of patience and a lot of time in one’s schedule- Something that cannot be expensed by many.
The combination of these methods provide, in my opinion, one of the greatest control of human beings over body and mind. This is in effect, some of the greater lessons of Hinduism and shall form the story for my analysis of “what makes a nation progressive? what is a developed nation? How do you define it?”.