Articles on the sutras of chapter one, Practice (sadhana), of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.

November 28, 2022

4.26 Gravitating toward liberation

Yoga Sutra 4.26 Gravitating toward liberation Freedom from the sense of identity Are there any attachments holding you back? What ideas limit your perspective? What notions limit your actions? Is there still some reactivity? Would it be possible to feel at one with all of existence? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/ #yoga #simpleyoga #yogasimple #unravelthethread #yogasutra #patanjali #patanjaliyogasutra #presence
November 21, 2022

4.25 The individual self dissolves

Yoga Sutra 4.25 The individual self dissolves Realizing the distinction between pure awareness and experiences With no wants, no needs and no agendas, the yogi experiences directly the difference between the world of experience and pure awareness. Returning to the natural state of pure awareness. What are the remaining obstacles on your path? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/ #yoga #simpleyoga #yogasimple #unravelthethread #yogasutra #patanjali #patanjaliyogasutra #presence
November 14, 2022

4.24 Individual awareness reflects Consciousness without distortion

Yoga Sutra 4.24 Individual awareness reflects Consciousness without distortion Individual awareness becomes an open conduit between universal awareness and the world of experience. Yoga practice decreases the tendencies to misidentify with all external and internal temporary phenomena. Yoga unravels the fabric of the identity woven from the threads of beliefs, opinions, stories, as well as from the external narratives in movies, books, songs, and media. Is it possible that you are acting in the world with clarity, kindness, and compassion? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/
November 7, 2022

4.23 Free awareness reflects Consciousness clearly

Yoga Sutra 4.23 Free awareness can reflect Consciousness with complete clarity The natural state of individual awareness This is the state of harmonious integration between individual awareness and the world of experience. Your investment in your opinions creates an obstacle to opening your heart and mind. Are you neutral and inclusive or partial and limiting? Which of these two attitudes is more conducive to enhancing your aliveness? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/
October 31, 2022

4.22 Your fundamental nature is embodied consciousness

Yoga Sutra 4.22 Your fundamental nature is embodied consciousness Are your ways of being neutralized? What is the nature of the relationship between your awareness and the world of experiences? How are your assumptions influencing what you perceive? What is the impact of your thoughts on your body and emotions? Can your physical manifestation be a vehicle for conscious awareness to experience the world? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/
October 24, 2022

4.21 One part of individual consciousness can’t observe itself

Yoga Sutra 4.21 One part of individual consciousness can't observe itself If it could, it would create an endless succession of observations that would confuse memory Can there be more than one instance of your individual awareness? Can you feel the sensations in your two hands simultaneously? Can you observe yourself as you attend to the sensations in your hands? What happens when one part of you attend to an external process and another aspect of your awareness tries to attend to a different process, like plans, expectations or memories? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/
October 17, 2022

4.20 Pure awareness and world of experience can’t be apprehended simultaneously

Yoga Sutra 4.20 Pure awareness and world of experience can't be apprehended simultaneously. You either focus on experiences or on the universal awareness. What is your intention when you direct your awareness to the world of experience? What happens? Do you notice a difference when you focus on aliveness itself? What happens when you try to focus on both experience and pure aliveness? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/
October 10, 2022

4.19 Individual consciousness is neither independent nor autonomous

Yoga Sutra 4.19 Individual consciousness is neither independent nor autonomous. Individual consciousness can be a translucent window between Consciousness and the world All yoga practices remove obstacles to experiencing the world with absolute clarity. Awareness is accessible only in the present moment. To what extent are your ways of being (including your activities, tendencies, beliefs, and personal history) illuminating or obscuring the connection between vitality and the world of experience? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez/book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/
October 3, 2022

4.18 Consciousness permeates everything that exists

Yoga Sutra 4.18 Consciousness permeates everything that exists Ways of being are known by Consciousness Experiences make it easy to recognize the fundamental difference between unchanging consciousness and the changing world. The vitality in all of life does not change, but our relationship with that vitality does. Experiences are not intrinsically good or bad. Do you have ways of regulating your connection to your own vitality? https://simple-yoga.org This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/ Alibris https://www.alibris.com/Unravel-the-Thread-Applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life-Rub-n-V%C3%9Fsquez /book/50532904 Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755 Indiebound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781737648208 Thriftbooks https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/unravel-the-thread-applying-the-ancient-wisdom-of-yoga-to-live-a-happy-life_rubn-vsquez/29003752/