Hatha-Yoga

Impulse

Take the base.

Feel emptiness.

Be with yourself.

That closes the circle.

Impulse (Transformation of the same)

Take the ground, while you are standing there.

Your feeling is empty like a fool would be.

Being with myself is necessary, I do think.

So, it has become a full circle for me.

Intro

Herewith the author and painter Mathias Schneider would like to welcome you to his website with his own collection of texts on the field of Yoga. This writing has been developed over many years. In addition to the texts, there are own pictures to see, which were produced in Schneider's workshop. He wishes you much joy by staying here for a while.

Affirmation

Follow your own spirit with your being.

Welcome, Welcome, Bienvenue

Letter

Dear Sirs,

Here in this book in the form of a wiki, Mathias Schneider, *1975, from Offenburg in the Ortenau, a district in southwest Germany near the French city of Strasbourg, would like to tell you something about the way in which he has dealt with the very extensive field of yoga himself. He would like to document the approaches he usually uses in his readings and thus show you how he perceived these things. In part, he still acknowledges this today as it was for him in his youth when he was at the beginning.

Unfortunately, Schneider will not be able to show or explain any exercises here. That might not be his task at all in preparing this working report. He has not been trained by someone suitable who has conveyed something special about what it will really be worth talking about more than is necessary. Others have already done this enough. The author would probably not be able to do this better than these.

The little wiki here is in parts a very personal one. It is unlikely to have the same usefulness for every reader. However, if you feel comfortable reading and staying on this site yourself, you may want to take a closer look at these contents. Those who wish to study the way of expressing the writer's thought processes here should be allowed to do so. Perhaps he will be able to contrast his own thoughts with Schneider's words written down here. This can be good for weighting something expressed with words in detail with oneself. A certain engagement with the work and word of another person can probably at times be something very useful and fruitful for one's own understanding of such things as they appear here.

This wiki is still being edited by the author. What is the writer concerned about while writing it? - He thinks that each person has to find and give the actual answers to the questions of his own life himself. We will hardly be able to influence which ones they are. But it should soon lead us ourselves back on the right path when we deal with the questions of the time.

If these answers come from ourselves and have neither been scientifically founded nor religiously confirmed, nor have they in any way corresponded to local customs, then we can safely speak of a statement from the field of esotericism. Schneider regards his examination of yoga as such.

Especially for something that is not yet properly understood, one would need one's own approaches, which do justice to man himself with his ordinary talents and simple endowment of the mind. Such approaches should have relevance for the advancement of people in their actual life situation. This applies equally to the author. To consider a way to improve the real occurrences of one's own existence and to consider how to find and follow this path should be one of the main reasons for the creation of Scripture here.

There must be something simple if it is to succeed. Schneider is aware of that. Basically, he creates for himself such things as he finds feasible. Nevertheless, some of it may seem rather unconventional. His life constantly leads to such approaches and reflections, which are unusual and peculiar. However, these are viable paths for him, which has resulted from this. He tries to insist on this in the future as well.

Here on this wiki, which has been formed over many years as the basic framework of his thoughts and ideas for his preoccupation with yoga as a discipline, the author's experience of how to oversee it himself is what is at stake. Some information can also be found here about those things that have gone hand in hand with self-awareness in meditation and devotion. What he describes of it has already had some influence on his way of life.

With this he concludes this introductory letter and wishes you much pleasure in reading this collection of texts on Yoga & Co. Thus remains

kindest regards

the author Mathias Schneider