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Yoga Philosophy 101: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra Wisdom for Everyday Life

5 months agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Study up on your yoga philosophy during this six-week interactive online course on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, one of yoga’s primary texts. The post Yoga Philosophy 101: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra Wisdom for Everyday Life appeared first on Yoga Journal.

How Yoga Can Help You Be More Mindful in the Digital Age

8 months agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Judith Hanson Lasater shares inspiration from the classic yogic text, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, for developing a more mindful relationship with technology. The post How Yoga Can Help You Be More Mindful in the Digital Age appeared first on Yoga Journal.

What the Yoga Sutra Can Teach Us About Multitasking and Contentment

8 months agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Judith Hanson Lasater shares her thoughts on the enduring relevance of the classic text of yoga philosophy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, for life in the modern world. The post What the Yoga Sutra Can Teach Us About Multitasking and Contentment appeared first on Yoga Journal.

The Power of Devotion Can Transform Your Yoga Practice, and Life

9 months agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

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.

5 Reasons You Should Know Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

10 months agoFitness / Yoga : 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.

Stoke Your Spirit: Achieve True Meditation

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.

Avoid the Coming Misery: Be an Effective Yogi

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

The Sea of Karmas and How We Should See It

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

How Do We Deal with the Misery-Producing Kleshas?

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

More on the Misery-Producing Kleshas

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

Downward dog meets boot camp at Iron Root Studio

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.”

Avidya: Primal Ignorance, the Source of Life’s Miseries

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

What are the Kleshas? (Hint: They Are Not an Alien Life-Form)

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

Podcast: Why We Meditate and the Obstacles We Overcome

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

What do the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Teach Us?

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.

Kriya Yoga According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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

What Happens to the Yogi in Samadhi?

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

Contentment brings supreme happiness – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Meditation on God with repetition of OM removes the obstacles to mastery of the inner... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Ahimsa (Non-Violence) Decoded

2 years agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

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.

Change Your Life, One Niyama at a Time

2 years agoFitness / Yoga : 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.

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