My dear friends, friends of light as swami Sivananda called us all!
Yoga and meditation are both important. Practice of each of them is essential. The benefits you will gain are tremendous and you will feel it right from the beginning. I am not here to tell you about Yoga, Meditation and their benefits, but about the little things that interrupt us from practicing them. In life we face so many different kinds of difficulties, situations and laziness sometimes. I am facing it myself, and it is not easy to keep on a routine and stick to it. But on the other hand, I never let myself down by not learning from the mistakes. Each day you progress slowly, and carefully, don’t waste the time you have got. In times, you will have to force yourself into practice; it is healthy to do so. Once you practice, and you are on a daily routine, you break the Tamas and laziness, encourage Rajas, and by doing so Sattva will slowly come to dominate. From there on, you are the right path! Once you didn’t practice and you feel bad, sit down and meditate, don’t postpone it. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, practice Yoga and meditate!
Another important thing is to practice Yoga in daily life. This will help you tremendously. For example, do your work according to Yoga, practice Yama and Niyama, Pratyahara in your daily life. Try and do your work as a service to others, in each work we provide and receive service, so do it the Yogic way. Yoga is not just Asana and meditation, but a whole way of life. By practicing Yoga in your life, you will feel happier, more satisfied even with the smallest things.
Keep on walking the path, we are all bound to feel the holy light!
With love, light, and best of blessings