Niyama 1, Clean Up Your Act with Shauca

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Yoga Sutra 2.40: saucat svanga jugupsa parairh asamsargah Purity protects one’s body and brings nonphysical relationships with others. (trans. B. Bouanchaud) Yoga Sutra 2.41: sattva suddhi saumanasya ekagrya inddriyajaya atma darsana yogyatvani ca Then, purity, clarity, and well-being of the … Continued

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yoga sutra 1.12, nonattachment & practice

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Sutra.1.12 (Sanskrit:abhyasa-vairagyabhyam tad-nirodhah) says”Control over the mind’s fluctuations comes from persevering practice and nonattachment” According to Bernard Bouanchaud, a French translator of Patanjali’s sutras, quoted here, nonattachment is inextricably linked to persevering practice if one wishes to control those pesky … Continued

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Home or Homeless? Yoga sutra 1.33

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Grieving with friends and family of someone who has passed blesses us with stories we may not have ever known otherwise. While in Houston, E.’s father shared an inspiring account of a homeless man living beneath a highway overpass near … Continued

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