Lasater explains the meaning of ishvara pranidhana to her and its enduring relevance. Join us for her six-week interactive online course on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. The post The Power of Devotion Can Transform Your Yoga Practice, and Life appeared first on Yoga Journal.
Yoga Journal co-founder Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, and her daughter, Lizzie Lasater, share five reasons why teachers and students alike should know Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. The post 5 Reasons You Should Know Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra appeared first on Yoga Journal.
Nicki Doane, co-owner and director of Maya Yoga Studio in Maui, share a teaching from the fourth pada of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. The post Stoke Your Spirit: Achieve True Meditation appeared first on Yoga Journal.
Sutras 16 through 22 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Sutra 2:16. The misery which is not yet come can and is to be avoided. This is an extremely important sutra because it is implying that all karma can be expunged and never experienced in the future. Show More Summary
Sutras 12 through 15 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Sutra 2:12. The reservoir of karmas [karmashaya] which are rooted in the kleshas brings all kinds of experiences in the present and future lives. A more literal and better...Show More Summary
Sutras 10 & 11 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 10. These, the subtle ones, can be reduced by resolving them backward into their origin. 11. Their active modifications are to be suppressed by meditation. In meditation we plumb the depths of the conscious and unconscious mind. Show More Summary
Sutras 6 through 9 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Earlier we dealt with the root of the kleshas, Avidya. Now Patanjali continues with the other kleshas: 6. Asmita is the identity or blending together, as it were, of the power of consciousness (Purusha) with the power of cognition (Buddhi). Show More Summary
It’s a safe bet that the ancient master of meditation Patanjali never urged his disciples to “feel the burn.” Certainly his Yoga Sutras make no reference to the arrival of “Daisy Dukes season.”
Sutras 4 and 5 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 4. Avidya is the source of those that are mentioned after it (see What Are the Kleshas?), whether they be in the dormant, attenuated, alternating or expanded condition. This is why Shankara keeps insisting that jnana alone brings liberation. Show More Summary
Sutras 2 and 3 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2. (Kriya-Yoga) is practiced for attenuating Kleshas and bringing about Samadhi. “Klesha” means taints or afflictions. A klesha is something that diminishes or distorts our consciousness, bringing misery and pain in some form. Show More Summary
Why do we meditate? In this podcast Abbot George discusses the real reason to meditate as contrasted with wrong reasons. Then continuing with Patanjali’s instructions from the Yoga Sutras, he explains the obstacles to spiritual life and their effects. Show More Summary
Patanjali was a Siddha who lived around 400 CE. His Yoga Sutras are a collection of pithy sayings that form the basis of Ashtanga Yoga, or the Yoga of Eight Limbs. There are 196 sutras in all, divided into four chapters.
Sutra 1 of Book Two of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Sutra 1. Austerity [tapas], self-study [swadhyaya] and resignation to Ishwara [Ishwarapranidhana] constitute Kriya Yoga. First let us define Kriya Yoga as Patanjali means it. Because...Show More Summary
Sutras 49 through 51 of Book One of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Sutra 49. The knowledge based on inference or testimony is different from direct knowledge obtained in the higher states of consciousness (I-48) because it is confined to a particular object (or aspect). Show More Summary
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There is an infinite amount to learn from the practice of yoga. As you dive into the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, you immediately recognize that yoga is not just asana; it’s not a habit; it’s never temporary. Yoga is a lifestyle that … The post Ahimsa (Non-Violence) Decoded appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
In Patanjali‘s Yoga Sutra, he goes on to lay out the path for all practitioners to reach the ultimate freedom from suffering by learning true self-awareness. Broken down into 8 limbs, Patanjali provides us with a road map toward the … The post Change Your Life, One Niyama at a Time appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
“By the clarity of intuitive perception, all things can be known.” ~The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Alistair Shearer translation My Guru taught that when you start seeing the light at the space between the eyebrows, that is the first sign … The post Samyama and the Psychic Telescope: A Discussion with Dharma Mittra appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
Ready or not, it’s back to school time! And have we got just the thing to add to your reading list this semester, and probably many semesters to come in your studies as students of yogadork-versity. Firstly, if you haven’t read the excerpt yet, be sure to do so, and [...]
The following is an excerpt from Matthew Remski’s Threads of Yoga: A Remix of Patanjali’s Sutras, With Commentary and Reverie, a new translation using contemporary philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to “remix” the ancient text for the modern age. From the epilogue: 8.5 how I got here In the section “what is meditation [...]