Get Your Head Out of Your Asana is an insightful, funny, yoga-based book, that’s been turned into a podcast, and it picks up where most yoga books leave off. Jason takes you through a punchy, first person account of the path to enlightenment in contemporary times. Explored through conversation, story, jokes and vision, it embraces with honesty the hardship and humor required to wake up before you get there.
Do this before you do anything
Breath. Meditate. Listen. Be aware. Question. This is all you need to truly wake up and change your life. Jason is no one special. If he can do it, so can you.
What can we truly take from a yoga practice to help us ‘wake up’ if most yoga is simply taught as exercise or from a guru/cult perspective? It all comes back to your breath, focus and intent. All of the tools are there if we don’t get lost in the smoke and mirrors.
Leaving the show behind
What part of the false reality has you in its grip? Family, love, career, success... they are all simply emotions that are attached to Maya. Once we see through that then it’s easier to let go of the things that are holding you back from self realization.
It’s the same but different
What’s it like to lose a piece of your self only to still be in the same place? It’s the same but different. As the self begins to fall away ‘you’ still continue to exist within Maya.
What is fear? Where does it come from and how can we use it to wake up from the illusion of Maya? In this chapter Jason and Sandra talk about what we can do to empower ourself by confronting our fears.
Death of the old self
No one likes to talk about the ‘D’ word. In this segment we do just that, at least in regards to the False Self. When Maya goes so do the ideas of self that were built on the belief in the outside world.