Posts tagged Patanjali
So, you thought it was just stretching?

Yama niyamasana pranayama pratyhara dharana dhyana samadhayo stavangani

(2 : 29) The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Allow me to introduce the Eight Limbs of Yoga and you might be surprised to learn that there's more than just rocking up to a yoga class in the latest yoga togs and doing some stretches to some calming music with twinkly lights. Wait? There's MORE?!

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Svadhyaya; will I ever be able to say this lovely niyama properly?

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali explains svadhyaya is the study of scripture or spiritual books. My own personal understanding of this is that it is also the study of the self, for if the universe or Brahman exists in unity with our individual consciousness, Atman, understanding and learning more about ourself is a way in which we can discover more about life. It seems I’m making my own brain ache.

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