Practice of Asanas and Pranayama
Disciple : I have been practising postures (Asanas) for some days to keep my health in good condition. These postures help one in digesting food and in practising continence.
Mother: Be a little careful about it. If you continue such exercises for a long time, the mind may be diverted to the body. Again, if you give it up, it may affect your health. Therefore you should exercise your discretion.
Disciple: Mother, I practise it for only five or ten minutes for good digestion.
Mother: That’s all right. I warned you because, if you practise any exercise and then give it up, it may ultimately impair your health. I bless you, my child, that you may realize God-consciousness.
Disciple: I am practising a little Pranayama too. Shall I continue it ?
Mother: Yes, you may do a little. But don’t go to an excess and heat your brain and nervous system. If the mind becomes quiet of itself, then what is the need of Pranayama ?
Disciple : Nothing is gained, Mother, without the awakening of the Kundalini.