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Yoga Sutras for Modern Day Life: Surrender

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:45 Through surrender to pure awareness/God, one can achieve Samadhi/oneness. Defining the Sutra: Patanjali gives many ways to find Samadhi or establish a connection to truth.  …
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: A Cure for Global Insanity

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:44: Self-study deepens your connection with your chosen object of meditation/Ishta devata/deity. Defining the Sutra This is where being a Sanskrit Scholar would come in handy.…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Is Yoga Supposed to Feel Good All the Time?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:43-As intense discipline (tapas) burns up impurities, the body and its senses becomes so refined that powers (Siddhih) are gained.  Defining the Sutra: Discipline purifies the mind…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Life: Are Desire and Contentment Enemies?

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:42 By Contentment, supreme joy is gained Defining the Sutra "There were times when, for this or that reason, we had temporarily ceased to feel anxious;…
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Can You Do Too Much Yoga?

There is an article circulating about the detriments of doing "too much Yoga". Here is thing. The article is about asana. Yoga is a system. A method. Water is good for…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Teach Me About Your Faith by What’s In Your Heart

  Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:41-Purity brings clarity/luminosity, happiness, concentration, mastery of the senses, and the capacity for Self awareness. Defining the Sutra:  Purity of the mind and heart makes us…
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Yoga Sutras For Modern Day Life: Obsession with the Body

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:40: Once you purify yourself (Saucha), you are no longer compulsively interested in your body or compulsively compelled towards the bodies of others. P.S. I had to pull…
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Get Up and Practice Yoga or Sleep In?

I opened my eyes and stared at my clock. It said 4:30AM. Time to get up and get ready to go to Yoga.  Than the story started. "You've worked hard…
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Surrender To is Not The Same As Giving Up

  Okay, I know this could all boil down to semantics. "Surrender" and "giving up" do get used interchangeably sometimes, but hear me out. I surrendered to the music. I…
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