What Is Prajñā?

Prajñā is a Sanskrit word which means “wisdom” or “consciousness”.  This is how I take my approach to my own personal fitness and those of my clients.  It is important to become in touch with your body when you are working out, conscious of your form when performing a squat or doing mountain climbers, for example.  Are you using the correct muscles, I like to ask those who are new to working out where they are feeling the effort coming from so that one becomes familiar with how the muscle should be feeling when active or activated.  Thus the reason for the name of my blog, become wise with how you use your body and conscious of what you are doing, don’t just go through the motions.  The same applies to yoga, to just go through your asanas or poses, but feel your body in each asana, deepen your hips in warrior one and lengthen your torso.  While the whole time deepening and feeling your breath as you inhale and exhale through your nostrils, otherwise called ujjayi pranyama breathing that is found in many yoga practices, particularly in Vinyasa style yoga which is what I practice and teach.  I will go into detail in another post regarding your ujjayi breathing during yoga.