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

March 31, 2019

1.5 Know your Tendencies

Yoga Sutra 1.5: Know your tendencies Subtitle: Are my inclinations useful or harmful? Summary:To what extent do I know my own inclinations? How do my habits manifest pj=physically, mentally and emotionally? Are my preferences my best friend or my worst enemy? How do my inclinations influence my perspective, decisions and actions?
March 22, 2019

1.4 Misidentification

What do I identify with? Which of the ways of being I identify with are temporary? How do my labels influence my perspective, my choices and my action?
March 16, 2019

1.3 As a result, embodied presence

Yoga Sutra 1.3 As a result, embodied presence. What is my true nature? This sutra tells us what happens when we can regulate our ways of being or internal activities successfully. What happens when you choose to stay with these wordless sensations and the combination of everything that you are feeling without having to add an opinion or a story? Is it possible that your true nature feels spacious, formless, ageless and nameless? Might it be possible that your true nature feels timeless, without beginning and without an end?
March 10, 2019

1.2 Yoga: Regulating ways of being

Yoga Sutra 1.2 Yoga is regulating your ways of being Are you participating wholeheartedly in your own life? If you tend to get distracted, start by becoming aware of your own ways of beings. Notice how they affect you. Discern between what you can control and what is beyond your control in your body, mind, breathing and emotions.
January 29, 2019

1.1 Now, yoga practice

Yoga Sutra 1.1 Now, yoga practice Can you commit to participate wholeheartedly in your own life? Once you are ready, you choose to make a commitment to yourself and to your life by being present. Using playful curiosity to motivate you to keep returning to presence even after the many distractions that will happen. Cultivating gratitude can also help. You can also chant Atha or yoga sutra 1.1.