There is also the hidden part
It is true that a big part of the Yoga practices is about awareness of the mind.
About being able to control the stream of thoughts, and direct it to a wishful stream of thoughts or silence.
The Yoga practices work a lot with the mind because it’s a big deceiver and it is very conditioned.
We learn from a very young age many conditions; about society, about each other, men or women, about countries and nations, about good or bad, about who we are and who we are not, and what is the part we take in this world and what not.
There is a lot to clean up from our mind and system and while we concentrate on that we may forget our heart.
Our heart connects to our mind, the mind and the heart are both one in a sense, they are connected, but if we do not pay attention well, and we put all our effort in our mind, we might move with our experience into a gross level.
There’s nothing to do with the heart especially, it’s just when we peel so many layers from our mind and system just to feel with attention this connection again. Give space to your heart by dwelling in it.
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi says:
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
It is just a reminder, that yes, most of our work is with the mind, but let’s not forget the heart connection!
The heart connection has being spoken by devotees in the yoga tradition, in relation to trust and connection to the Divine one.
These practices relate to the heart.
In the yogi spiritual path, trust is an important part, in order to come closer to our true nature.
So our trust, heart, and mind are related to each other.
And it leads us to the most hidden part which is our own universal self.