The Yoga sutras are cleverly documented threads, a combination of ancient wisdom arranged in systemised verses to enhance prosperity and happiness. A depth of wisdom and affirmations to help repair, restore and enrich our lives. The Yoga sutra written by the...
These workshops work with the subtle aspects of yoga, starting from a firm and grounded foundation – These workshops will cover the 8 limbs of yoga. Suitable for students with 6 months plus experience.
Our next workshop will be on the 16th November 12:30 – 15:30
This weeks topic will be on sutras II:46, II47 and II48
Sheaths of the body
1 physical body annamaya kosa
2 physiological body Pranamaya kosa
3 psychological body manomaya kosa
4 intellectual body vijnanamaya kosa
5 The body of joy Anandamaya kosa
6 the body of consciousness cittamaya kosha
7 the body of the self atmamaya kosa
Yamas Self restraint
Ahimsa -non violence
Asteya -non stealing
aprigrihah – without posessions
yamah – self restraint
Sauca – cleanliness
Tapah -burning desire
Savadhyaya – study
Isvara pranidhanani – devotion
Niyamah – established observances
Sutra II.46 sthira-sukham-āsanam
Sthira, firm, fixed, steady, steadfast, lasting
Sukham happiness, delight
Asanam postures, poses
Asana is a steady, comfortable posture.
Performance of asana should be nourishing and illuminative.
Conative, cognitive, mental, intellectual and spiritual
Dharana and dhyana
By lessening the natural tendency for restlessness and by meditating on the infinite, posture is mastered.
Perfection in an asana is reached only when effort ceases, instilling infinite poise allowing the finite vehicle, the body to merge in the seer
Thereafter, one is undisturbed by the dualities.
That (asana-posture) being achieved, pranayama-breath regulation is interruption of the (normal) motion of inhalation and exhalation.
The effect of asana is to put an end to the dualities of differentiation between the body and mind, mind and soul. None of the pairs of opposites can exist for the sadhaka who is one with the body, mind and soul.