Week 2: Your Practice Is Your Path (Sutra 1)

We all know, or should know by now, that the only way to truly develop a skill and gain mastery in it, regardless of any natural predisposition or innate talent that we may possess, is to practice that skill. This observation remains true with everything from walking to juggling, to cooking and Yoga/meditation.


(SUTRA (Thread) or Lesson 1-ATHA YOGANUSASANAM)

Atha: Now | Yoga: Yoga (Union) | Anusasanam: Exposition (comprehensive explanation or display)/Instruction/Discipline/Regiment/Order


In Yoga, our practice is composed of eight primary skill sets that can be found in the guidance of the Eight Fold Path. These skills, when mastered individually and collectively, are what gets us from where we are as human animals (bumbling around in the world propelled by impulses and unconscious drives) to our ultimate goal of becoming self-realized/actualized human beings who have full control and understanding of life and of ourselves. These eight skills include our:

Read More