Week 9: Practicing At All Times

“[B]ecome eternally watchful, scrutinizing every thought, every word and every action.”

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Sutra (Thread) or Lesson 13: Tatra Sthitau Yatno’bhyasah

Tatra: of these | Sthitau: in steadiness | Yatnah (yatno): effort | Abhyasah: practice

There is a need to continuously make effort and progress toward your Yoga practice each day, and when it comes to the internal work that is required for enlightenment and self-realization, this is especially true since the mind is an incredibly easy place to get lost or distracted.

Even in circumstances where it is challenging to practice (which often turns out to be your best practicing “ground” by the way), you must make it a point to remain focused and continue do the work of being an unattached, neutral, observer in (and of) yourself and your life. This is the task that you must endeavor to perform in every moment in order to gain mastery over your mind and reach self-realization/enlightenment.

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