Yoga and Stress
The first in the series “Cahiers de Présence d’Esprit” 2009
This short work is a dissertation written in English by Peter and translated by Hélène Bastuji for the specialist diploma in Viniyoga Studies in 1987.
Here Peter shares his thoughts on different types of stress, both positive and negative, and questions the role that both the theory and practice of yoga might play in accompanying people suffering from stress.
“Stress is not only an inevitable part of life but also an essential stimulus for the development, growth and integration of the body and mind.” p.9
“When considering stress in a general way, we can say that negative stress is the result of the tension between the desire for change and the desire for stability.” p. 59
“The ability to sell goods does not mean we are selling quality goods.” p. 68
“The practice of yoga is a great dissolver of paradox as it dissolves the gap that maintains the paradox” p. 82
“If we could forget everything we know about yoga, really, and not keep it as a safety net for our understanding, we would be able to see both ourselves and the world from a new perspective.” p. 94
Title: Yoga and Stress
Authors: Peter Hersnack
Publisher: Les Cahiers de Présence d’Esprit
Source: Cahiers De Presence D'esprit, #1
Date : 01 August 2017