• Virya: Right effort in Yoga

    I have been curious this week in my practice about the yogic principle of virya. The sanskrit word virya is often translated as 'effort' but can also be translated as 'energy', 'diligence' or 'enthusiasm'. 

    While it seems a simple concept that we of course should apply some effort in our practice, I found it interesting when I really started to look at the idea of 'right effort'.

    Do we really apply as much effort as we could or should in some areas of our practice? Or perhaps do we sometimes apply too much effort?