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YSC2-S3 Avidyasmitaragadvesaabhinivesah klesah #yoga #yogasutrasofpatanjali

Study notes.

Avidya: nescience = lack of knowledge, ignorance.

Asmita: I amness = ego

Raga: attachment

Dvesha: aversion

Abinivesha: fear = fear of death, the will to live. 47 more words

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YSC2-S2 Samadhibhavanarthah klesatanukaranarthasca #yoga #yogasutrasofpatanjali

Study notes:

Samadhi: consciousness shines forth as the intended object. Sensory inhibition through meditation, ‘pratyahara’. Yogi realises “I am the absolute”. Hatha Yoga Pradipika “as salt mingles with and dissolves in water, similarly the merging of the mind and the self is ecstasy. 79 more words

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Happy monkey year 

Today is new year eve of the lunar calendar. All of my Chinese family and friends are celebrating our important day of the year. Today I went to Sat Jivan Kaur Khalsa’s yoga class to celebrate this special day far away from my country, from my family. 22 more words


The Yoga Of Climbing

I just got back from a climbing taster session at White Spider Climbing – a little treat I gave myself in honour of my 42nd birthday tomorrow – and I’ve been wracking my brain as to how to incorporate yoga into the climbing experience. 289 more words


365 Days of Plank Pose

Day 10

Plank: 15 sec. modified + 15 sec.modified
Yoga: 30 min.
Meditation:  11 min. Sat Kar Tar Meditation

The Numbers:
Weight:  158.5
Hips: 766 more words


Israel to India, To Build Forests

Do you believe in a literary cosmos? I do. In the seemingly innocuous collision of two pieces of writing SO removed from each other that they are all that similar. 495 more words


Following Rules

Doubt: I’ve found in the past, when I try to follow the rules of a particular tradition, at some point I lose interest and they cease to have the allure they once did: they lose their magic and/or I lose my passion. 799 more words