July 1, 2021

3.5 Insight into higher wisdom

Yoga Sutra 3.5 Insight into higher wisdom Practicing yoga helps you recognize insight by distinguishing it from your opinions. As you become more practiced in connecting to your inner spaciousness, stillness, and silence, what do you discover? How is your yoga practice fostering your receptivity? How does insight manifest in you?
June 12, 2021

3.4 Meditative integration – samyama

Yoga Sutra 3.4 Meditative integration - samayama Natural progression from concentration to meditation and then to deep integration samadhi. When you let go of your opinions, beliefs and preferences, do you find it easier to remain in a meditative state? How do your actions reflect your connection to your deep inner serenity? If you practice regularly, does clarity become more familiar and accessible?
June 12, 2021

3.3 Samadhi – integration

Yoga Sutra 3.3 Samadhi - integration Becoming a receptacle for wholeness The deep integration of samadhi is not a static state but a dynamic and wholehearted participation in the endless interaction between life and awareness. What contributes to deepening your inner silence and stillness?
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?