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7 Ways to Practice Yoga Without Ever Stepping on a Mat

Contrary to popular belief, yoga is a lot more than funny postures in tight fitting clothing. In fact, Maharishi Patanjali — the author of the oldest known written work to mention the practical, scientific method of yoga — outlined EIGHT limbs or branches of yogic behavior. 1,005 more words


Light of the Soul, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, final session Sutras 23-34

The final week’s discussion brought forward some extremely clear, succinct, and pure understandings of Patanjali’s final sutras. In those he, once again, reminds the practitioner of the final hurdles or snags to realization: the very nature of Mind itself and the confusion of the practitioner between consciousness and Awareness. 191 more words


Consiousness - the three stages

Three States of Consciousness
As taught by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Edited by David Godman

Question: For one who has realised his Self, it is said that he will not have the three states of wakefulness, dream and deep sleep. 18,117 more words

Understanding Hinduism

The Field

We exist within an unlimited field of potential and possibilities.
In this field, anything is possible. 

Relevant verse:
“Creation having been brought forth by sacrifice… 750 more words


A simple yet profound explanation of THE MIND through Yoga

It has been trying weeks – filled with regular tears and fears. Was rolling along life’s challenges and TA-DAH I came across a book on Yoga by Pandit Shambhu Nath. 1,163 more words

Light of the Soul: Yoga Sutras, book 3 sutras 22-25

I have been traveling to teach meditation retreats which is why the Light of the Soul, Yoga Sutra discussion group and its posts have been sporadic. 129 more words