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Drishti: The Art of Focusing Your Gaze

Have you ever noticed your eyes flitting around during a yoga pose? It's easy to get distracted by thoughts or the movements of others in class. But in yoga, there's a technique to harness the power of your gaze and deepen your practice – it's called Drishti.

Drishti, which translates from Sanskrit to "gazing point" or "perception," refers to the specific point you focus your eyes on while holding a yoga pose. It's more than just looking in a certain direction; it's about using your gaze to direct your mind and energy.

Think of Drishti as a tool to anchor yourself in the present moment. By steadying your physical sight on a fixed point, you create a ripple effect within. Your inner world becomes calmer, clearer, and more focused. This internal stability translates into a deeper connection with your breath, better alignment in the pose, and a heightened sense of presence.

The benefits of Drishti extend beyond the yoga mat. The focus and awareness you cultivate through this practice spill over into your daily life. You become more mindful of your surroundings, less prone to distractions, and better able to maintain concentration during challenging tasks.

So, the next time you're in a yoga pose, resist the urge to let your eyes wander. Find your Drishti, and discover how this simple technique can transform your practice and enhance your overall well-being.

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