Saturday, March 14, 2009

Definition: Drishti is a point of focus where the gaze rests during asana and meditation practice. Focusing on a drishti aids concentration, since it is easier to become distracted when the eyes are wandering all over the room. Each yoga pose has a specific drishti, which also aids in alignment. For instance, in Extended Side Angle Pose - Parsvakonasana the gaze is towards the raised hand, which also reminds us the turn our heads up towards the ceiling. Drishtis are particularly emphasized in Ashtanga yoga. Even though a drishti can be described as a fixed gaze, the eyes should always stay soft, never straining.

These pics are courtesy of Yogadawg! Hilarious!


Athena Christine. said...

i still want to try yoga.

Sexkitten said...

Well, I can't stop staring at her tits.

Mista Jaycee said...

They are just focal points (smile)
Hey A/C How are you and yes, you should try Yoga and Tai Chi. I dig both.