The Dos & Don’ts of Yoga

DOs & DON’Ts of YOGA

Hi there all as you may know I just taught the inaugural DOs & DON’Ts of YOGA. An exploration  of the basic information in Patangali’s Yoga Sutras.

It was a remarkable day, the numbers were intimate, which was, at first, disappointing, but as the day progressed and the text wove itself around our explorations, the small group found a reoccurring theme, over coming obstacles that prevented disciplined actions and a challenge to our ideas of what is real. Perception filters altered as we unravelled our past and present. The juxtaposition of doubt and certainty, of responsibility and freedom came up again and again.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras have been called Four Chapter on Freedom, yet they suggest disciplined action, action, enthusiasm while surrendering to something greater than yourself. What we explored was a way to look at the two sides of an idea leading to an action, for example, doubt verses certainty. We discussed them until both revealed our anxieties and the underlying motivations based on conditioning or unquestioned beliefs that drive our behaviour, we came closer to be able to choose how to respond to events.

We did some yoga to aid us in the sitting process, applying the concepts of non violence and truthfulness.  Don’t worry if you missed out because I will teach a shorted version in October on the October Full Moon, Saturday the 19th at Barefoot Yoga, Paddington. 12:30 to 3:30pm
Here is a link to read more about the workshop and to book in: http://www.barefootyoga.com.au/Event/i59

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