108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 34 – Don’t let Meditation become just another form of security…

Don’t let Meditation become
just another form of security,
rather than an inquiry
into the nature of insecurity.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 33 – Don’t let Āsana become just another form of security…

Don’t let Āsana become just
another form of security,
rather than an inquiry
into the nature of insecurity.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 32 – Containing the body or Kāya Nirodha…

Containing the Body,
or Kāya Nirodha
doesn’t always imply that…
you can contain the Breath.
Containing the Breath,
or Prāṇa Nirodha
doesn’t always imply that…
you can contain the Mind.
Containing the Mind
or Mano Vṛtti Nirodha.
doesn’t always imply that…
you can contain the Psyche.
Containing the Psyche,
or Citta Vṛtti Nirodha
doesn’t always imply that…

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 31 – The art of Viniyoga is about how you bring life to the Yoga Sūtra…

The art of Viniyoga is about
how you bring life to the Yoga Sūtra
rather than expecting the Yoga Sūtra
to bring life to you.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 30 – The heart of Yoga lies in cultivating…

The heart of Yoga lies in cultivating
a connection strategy rather than
cultivating just a coping strategy.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 29 – Is the direction of our practice…

Is the direction of our practice
more concerned with self-interest or is
it more concerned with an interest in the Self?

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 28 – Rakṣaṇa Krama is  a proactive process…

Rakṣaṇa Krama is  a proactive process
in the intention to engage in how you
you support an absence of symptoms.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 28 – How to cultivate as intimate a relationship…

How to cultivate as
intimate a relationship
with our Yoga Practice
as with our mind’s habits?

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 27 – A key to unlocking the mystery of Yoga is the breath.

A key to unlocking the mystery of Yoga is the breath.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 26 – Yoga Practice turns and prepares the soil……

Yoga Practice turns and prepares the soil.
Yoga Study offers a range of seeds for planting.
We may need advice on how to integrate the two.
This integration of soil and seed unfolds into Sādhana.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 25 – Ere to our Yoga Sādhana turning inwards towards engaging……

Ere to our Yoga Sādhana turning inwards towards engaging
the Antar Aṅga and the ĀtmaBuddhi relationship,
we are advised to first turn outwards towards engaging
the Bahya Aṅga and the ManasIndriya relationship.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 24 – The tendency is to measure a persons ‘progress’ by a……

The tendency is to measure a persons ‘progress’ by a
perceived comparison to some mythical finishing point,
rather than accepting that we cannot really appreciate
the reality of what was their actual starting point,
nor can we truly evaluate the effort they are putting
into developing and refining their personal Sādhana.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 23 – The primary purpose for Āsana is to take us towards Yoga……

The primary purpose for Āsana is to take us towards Yoga,
rather than just taking us towards more and more Āsana.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 22 – It’s not until I understand how to cultivate a space in My self……

It’s not until I understand how to
cultivate a space within my self
can I begin to experience that
which is the essence of the Self.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 21 – There was a time when folks were confused as to what is Yoga……

There was a time when folks were confused as to what is Yoga.
Now I wonder if folks are more confused as to what isn’t Yoga?

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108 Study Path Pointers – 20 – It feels as if ‘Modern Postural Yoga’ is increasingly concerned with…….

It feels as if ‘Modern Postural Yoga’
is increasingly concerned with the
Movement of the Silhouette rather
than the Stillness of the Source.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 19 – Before there can be Yoga or linking there must be Viyoga……

viyoga

“Before there can be Yoga or linking
there must be Viyoga or unlinking.
What are we prepared to unlink
from in order to link?”

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108 Study Path Pointers – 18 – Our relationship with Food can be too little, too much, or wrong…..

annam

Our relationship with Food can be too little, too much, or wrong.
According to Āyurveda, even the best food eaten in the wrong amount,
or at the wrong time, or with the wrong attitude
will fail to nourish and even disturb the system.
The same could also be said for Yoga Practice.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 17 – The irony of seeking well being……

The irony of seeking well being,
is that our being is always well.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 16 – Defining our relationship with awareness is an inquiry……

na iti na iti

“na iti na iti – not this, not this”
Defining our relationship with awareness,
is an inquiry into re-defining our relationship with matter.
– Bṛhad Āraṇyaka Upaniṣat II.3.6

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