Sutra Studies Week 55: Check-In | Niyama Practice And The Greater Reality

What are Niyamas (duties), and how do they individually, and collectively, support deeper self-purification and higher Self connection? How do they help to solidify the knowledge that we have discussed previously, and continue to build upon in our understanding of … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 55: Niyama | Letting Go Of The Ego (Sutra 2.32)

“Niyama consists of purity, contentment, accepting but not causing pain, study of spiritual books and worship of God [self-surrender].” –The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Śauca Saṁtoṣa Tapaḥ Svādhyāyeśvarapraṇidhānāni Niyamāḥ Sauca: purity | Samtosa: contentment | Tapah: accepting pain (heat) and … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 51: Check-In | The Distinction Between Pain And Suffering (Ignorance And Knowledge/Awareness)

Making the distinction between pain and suffering, or ignorance and knowledge, is simple in principle, but the distinction often requires a high level of discernment, which is where things fall apart for most people. If a person is steeped in … Read MoreRead More