That feeling of confidence is not generated from pride or arrogance but comes from integration of our body, emotions, and mind with an intention. Integration gives rise to integrity. Integrity is necessary for the more true type of confidence, inner confidence, to arise.
Asana in meditation practice helps one stabilize in a peaceful, alert, and concentrated state. Asana – an uprightness of body, character, and attitude – gives the same qualities to our day. Peacefulness translates to patience, ease, and peace of mind. Alertness is experienced as clarity, creative inspiration, or focus and follow through. Concentration is the ability to withstand simple distractions and keep oneself on track with the important things.
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