I sometimes struggle with stress and yoga helps but I am still new to the thought process to surrendering to yoga’s religious aspects. What are some good tips to better my connections to yoga?
Yoga is designed for the stilling of thought, according to Patanjali. Rajayoga is what Patanjali teaches and preaches. There is no religiousness required. So what do you mean by that?
I find after my yoga in the mornings I do Naam Simran (Mantra Meditation). When I do this I concentrate on my breathe and the words coming out my mouth and consciously listen to them through each breath. This makes my mind calm and concentrate on nothing else but the word and breathe. I notice the mind chatter is much less. This sets me up for the day. Also I di this around five am, I find there less distractions around that time. Hope this helps.