drishti

Dristhi, meaning gazing point, is the place where you look while in the asana.

Dristhi, meaning gazing point, is the place where you look while in the asana. Translated from Sanskrit as “perception”, Dristi is our specific point of focus while practicing yoga.

Dristhi

Dristhi, meaning gazing point, is the place where you look while in the asana. Translated from Sanskrit as “perception”, Dristi is our specific point of focus while practicing yoga, which directs our mind and energy. When we steady our physical site to a fixed point, our inner world also becomes steady, purified, focused and concentrated. Dristi brings about oneness during the practice and presence within the postures. The focus and awareness cultivated by Dristi also manifests itself in our daily lives.

There are nine dristis:
Urdvha dristi - up to space
Brumadhya dristi - third eye
Nasagra dristi - tip of the nose
Parsva dristi - right side
Parsva dristi - left side
Nabhi dristi - navel
Hastagra dristi - tip of the middle finger
Angusta dristi - tip of the thumb
Padagra dristi - tip of the big toe