I just read Arthur Kilmiurray’s recent blog entry on the citta-vikshepas (distractions) as described by Patanjali. I really like his suggestions on how a modern Western yogi might use the principle of the distractions for thinking about how to better align one’s path and daily living. The advice arrived timely.
Surely, given some of the promises of hatha yoga–health and longevity–making disease prevention into a spiritual practice would be efficacious.
It amazes me how few of my colleagues follow this simple tip, though there are signs everywhere. What would be a better motivator than scientific evidence that washing your hands well helps keep you healthy?