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Lesson X: Patanjali’s Sixth Limb of Yoga–Concentration

By | February 19th, 2017|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

THE SIXTH LIMB OF YOGA  DHARANA —Concentration Continuing our discusion of the eight limbs of yoga set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, we [...]

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Lesson IX: 5th Limb of Yoga–Drawing the Senses Inward

By | November 12th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

THE FIFTH  LIMB OF YOGA  Pratyahara —Sense Withdrawal In Light on the Yoga Sutras, BKS Iyengar translates and comments upon the two sutras about Pratyahara [...]

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Lesson VIII: Breath Expansion, the Fourth Limb of Yoga

By | August 7th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy, Uncategorized|

Yoga Philosophy 101 Revisited - Lesson VIII:  Breath Expansion, the 4th Limb of Yoga In our April through June newsletter issues, we began a discussion [...]

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Lesson VII: Asanas (Postures), Patanjali’s Third Limb of Yoga

By | June 30th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

ASANAS or POSTURES, the THIRD LIMB OF YOGA As we continue examining the eight limbs of yoga, set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras [...]

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Lesson VI: Five Personal Principles for Self-Mastery

By | June 1st, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

EXPLORING THE NIYAMAS, THE 2ND LIMB OF YOGA We continue to explore the eight limbs of yoga, set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras [...]

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Lesson V: Five Moral Codes for Social Well-Being and Right Living

By | May 11th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

THE YAMAS, THE 1ST LIMB OF YOGA Following up on our discussion of the causes of suffering, we now begin to look at the eight [...]

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Lesson IV: “Suffering that is yet to come, can and is to be avoided.”

By | April 2nd, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy, Uncategorized|

PATANJALI'S YOGA SUTRAS: MORE ABOUT SUFFERING In our last issue, we noted the five major causes of suffering that Patanjali discusses in the Yoga Sutras—spiritual [...]

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Lesson III: What are the FIVE CAUSES OF SUFFERING that everyone faces?

By | March 23rd, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

Lesson III: What makes you suffer? In what ways do you possibly mentally or emotionally “crucify” yourself? In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali discusses FIVE CAUSES [...]

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Yoga Philosophy 101–Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras–Lesson 2: Make every pose steady and comfortable

By | February 4th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

Our Second Yoga Philosophy 101 Lesson teaches us to make every pose in Yoga class and every role in life "steady and comfortable."  Patanjali's sutras [...]

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Yoga Philosophy 101 — Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras — Lesson 1: You are not your mind

By | January 20th, 2016|Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy|

You have heard the common expression — “You are not your mind.” This statement traces back to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, several thousand years ago. It’s [...]

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