THE ROOTS OF YOGA, PATANJALI'S YOGA SUTRAS:A JIVAMUKTI YOGA WORKSHOP
FIRST HALF OF THE WORKSHOP WILL BE A JIVAUMKTI YOGA CLASS,FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION,CHANTING, AND exploration FROM THE 4 CHAPTERS OF PATANJALI'S YOGA SUTRAS.
LOKAH SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU
MAY ALL BEINGS EVERYWHERE BE HAPPY AND FREE AND MAY THE THOUGHTS,
WORDS AND ACTIONS OF MY OWN LIFE, CONTRIBUTE IN SOME WAY TO THAT HAPPINESS & FREEDOM FOR ALL
Type of Event
Yoga is the practice of getting happy. Not ordinary happiness, but deep and lasting happiness that is unshaken by the ups and downs of life. Through yoga we wake up, slowly and over time, and as each bit of the veil of ignorance that keeps us from knowing our true selves falls, we see more and more clearly what is, and with that we gain power to choose to live life aligned with the flow of Divine will. Those of us on this path face both tremendous challenges and tremendous opportunities at this time. Our culture of materialism, exploitation and utter disregard for the well-being of other animals, all of nature and the Earth herself is inching us ever closer to a breaking point, while at the same time we are undergoing a huge shift in consciousness. To navigate through this tumultuous time and emerge into the light, we must dissolve crippling prejudices that has put many of us to sleep for thousands of years.
According to Indian philosophy, the Yoga Sutras, were written by rishis. These were sages who, through yoga practices, entered the state of samadhi, or union with the Divine, and brought back information that formed the basis for Indian sciences and arts such as mathematics, astronomy, and poetry. Patanjali codified the keys to happiness in the form of the Yoga Sutras, which were useful thousands of years ago and are being rediscovered in our present time.