In this section we discuss the importance of awareness and its meaning, because it lies at the heart of Yoga and its techniques. This is the most difficult problem for beginners: they say - be aware of - but, in reality, they do not fully understand what it means or what it should. As a result, they miss the very essence of their yoga classes.
The English word «awareness», and even more so, his Russian translation of “awareness” inaccurately convey the meaning of the original Sanskrit term. Awareness literally means “knowledge” - a condition, not a process, while the Russian word “awareness” or “awareness” suggests purposeful action and, consequently, mental strain, that is contrary to the essence of Yoga. In Yoga it, rather, is a special type of attention. Attention may be focused or peripheral, the first - a process, and the second - the state. Practice Yoga aim to overcome this duality. That is why “awareness” - a consideration (including, focused attention), understood as a condition requiring no effort.