May 30, 2021

3.2 Meditation – dhyana

Yoga Sutra 3.2 Meditation - dhyana Meditation is the natural progression resulting from concentration. Keep honing the ability to direct your attention internally to feel and witness the richness of your inner universe. It is important not to confuse practice with the resulting experience.
May 30, 2021

3.1 Concentration – dharana

Yoga Sutra 3.1 Concentration - dharana Directing the mind to a specific point What is important enough to deserve your attention? Have you noticed how focusing mostly on temporary experiences and goals often results in riding an emotional rollercoaster from success to defeat, from dissatisfaction to feeling accomplished?
May 18, 2021

Chapter 3 Magnificence – Introduction

Yoga Sutra Chapter 3 Magnificence Advanced meditation practices and how they reveal subtle aspects of reality Definitions of yoga include: supernatural means, charm, enchantment, and magical art; and the definition of a yoga practitioner, a yogi or a yogini, includes a magician, a conjurer, and someone who possesses superhuman powers. Is it possible that the practice of yoga confers extraordinary powers?
May 11, 2021

Summary of Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutra

Summary of Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutra Practice, the doing mode is the general theme of this chapter Yogic action [2.1-2.2] Afflictions [2.3-2.11] Effects [2.12-2.14] Suffering [2.15-2.17] Awareness and experiences [2.18-2.22] Discernment [2.23-2.27] The limbs of yoga [2.28-2.55]
May 3, 2021

2.55 Senses under control

Yoga Sutra 2.55 Senses under control Putting your senses at the service of the highest goal. Is your awareness at the service of your senses or are your senses at the services of your awareness? Can you articulate your senses to support your single pointed focus? Are your senses helping you participate consciously in your life?
April 27, 2021

2.54 Pratyahara, inner sensitivity

Yoga Sutra 2.54 Pratyahara, inner sensitivity Change the focal point for your senses from external to internal. Charge your senses with the power of awareness. Curiosity about the myriad sensations making up your inner life provides the motivation and drive to embark on this inward journey. Where do these subtler experiences lead you?
April 19, 2021

2.53 Mind fit for concentration

Yoga Sutra 2.53 Mind fit for concentration Once you choose a point of focus can you stay with it? Can you neutralize arising distractions? If you are noticing a calmer and more focused mind, how does it influence your outlook, perspective, choices, and interactions? Is your ability to focus influenced by choosing a meaningful focal point?
April 19, 2021

2.52 Brighter inner light

Yoga Sutra 2.52 Brighter inner light Is your pranayama practice helping you align with your awareness? If you practice conscious and easeful breathing every morning or every night, what do you notice? What are the effects of your lifestyle and activities on the quality of your breath? Are you developing greater sensitivity to your own vital energy?
April 5, 2021

2.51 Breath beyond regulation

Yoga Sutra 2.51 Breath beyond regulation Deep connection with the subtleties of breath and vital energy What happens to your breath when your mind is absorbed in something fascinating? What happens when you try to lengthen your breath with consistency? What happens when you shorten your breathing to its minimum level?