12 Hour WorkshopsYoga Sutras Unraveled 1
Overview and The Eight Limbs of Yoga
The Yoga Sutras define yoga by explaining the nature of human consciousness in a series of compact seed-like sutras. We will chant each sutra, then break it down word-by-word and discuss what it means and how it applies to our lives in this society.
FIRST CLASS : CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING:
How we interact with others affects our heart-mind and those around us. Cultivating ethical behavior is essential for a civil society to flourish. Part and parcel with healthy social relationships is taking care of oneself.
The last three niyama-s (personal practices) make up a synergistic triad of tools that support the other limbs of yoga, and are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change and cultivating an inner orientation. Refining and unblocking the body and breath prepare us for our journey inward.
Focusing our attention in a single place centers our heart-mind, ending outer sensory distractions and moving us deep into our inner light of awareness. The final four limbs cultivate a sattvic heart-mind and a higher state of consciousness
I am using the Sutra set often and am finding it easy to use and practical for application as a teaching and self-study tool. You have done a wonderful job of pulling together the "threads" of the Sutra-s to demonstrate the interconnectedness of all. With deep gratitude