108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 25 – Furthermore, we must also respect the after-effect of the Āsana practice…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

4. Furthermore, we must also respect
the after-effect of the Āsana practice,
as well as the after-action yet to come.
Here we must respect the travel from A to Z
and that Z seems to vary much more than A.
For example, there are generally fewer
variables with practice in the morning.
Whereas, with practice in the evening we are more
subject to the day’s effects and thus more variables.

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108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 24 – Consequently, it is better to consider distinguishing starting from the immediate…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

3. Consequently, it is better to consider
distinguishing starting from the immediate situation,
rather than with what are long-term aims,
in order to respect where a person is coming from,
in terms of age, situation, gender, work, lifestyle, etc.
As well as including the variable of a person’s
previous training and other factors such as
time of day and the season, both inside and out.

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108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 23 – Appreciate how you can factor short-term outcomes within long-term aims…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

2. Appreciate how you can factor short
term outcomes within long-term aims,
though avoid having too many aims or
intended outcomes within one practice.
Thus, in order to be clear about the goal
and avoid trying to reach too many goals
in the same practice, it is necessary to
consider some practice technicalities in
order to bridge the gap between the
short-term outcomes and long-term aims.

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108 Yoga Planning Pointers – 22 – Be clear about the difference between Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes…

General Guidelines for Setting Practice Aims and Learning Outcomes:

1. Be clear about the difference between
Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes.
Furthermore, distinguish between
short-term and long-term aims
and short-term and long-term
intended learning outcomes.

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 150 – Still subtler layers of meditative reflection as in Samādhi……

Still subtler layers of meditative reflection
as in Samādhi, can reveal the source of this
confused sense of “I” Am-ness, as in leading us
to the roots from which the tree trunk, and then
the branches grew, namely the ultimate illusion.
These hidden roots sustain this existential illusion
where, what in reality is transient, adulterated,
infused with suffering and non-Spiritual,
is personally lived and experienced as if
everlastingunadulterated, infused
with pleasant feelings and Spiritual.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 149 – Deeper layers of meditative reflection, as in Dhyānam…

Deeper layers of meditative reflection,
as in Dhyānam, can reveal a source for the
symptoms, which we might compare to the
trunk from which these three branches grow.
Revealed is a confused sense of “I” Am-ness
in terms of what we believe to be as if one
inner essence which empowers us to perceive.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 6

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 148 – The outer layer of meditative reflection, as in Dhāraṇā…

The outer layer of meditative reflection,
as in Dhāraṇā, can reveal psychic symptoms,
which we might compare to the branches
of a tree, such as confused attractions,
confused aversions and the fear of loss.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verses 7-9

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 147 – Survival is self-prevailing…

Survival is selfprevailing
and constantly underpins,
even in the wise person.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 9

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 146 – Aversion is expecting suffering.

Aversion is expecting suffering.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 8

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 145 – Attachment is expecting pleasure…

Attachment is expecting pleasure.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 7

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 144 – Egoity is when the power of the Seer…

Egoity is when the
power of the Seer
and power of Seeing
are as if one essence.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 6

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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 Sūtra Study Pointers – 143 – Illusion is the field out of which the others grow…

Illusion is the field out
of which the others grow,
though they may appear
as if asleep, or arise weakly,
be inconsistent or dominant.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 4

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 142 – Anguish arises from the illusion feeding…

Anguish arises from the illusion feeding
the conflation of I-ness and Am-ness,
the consequences of pleasure and suffering,
and underpins the fear of not feeling alive.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 3

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 141 – Its purpose is to cultivate a feeling…

“Its purpose is to cultivate a feeling
of integration and help placate
the dominance of the afflictions.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 2

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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 Postural Practice Pointers – 38 – The role of Śavāsana within an Āsana practice was as a transitional link pose…

savasana

Within the teachings of T Krishnamacharya,
as transmitted to TKV Desikachar,
the role of Śavāsana within an Āsana practice was as
a transitional link pose between categories of Āsana.

For example between Standing and Lying Āsana,
or Lying and Inverted Āsana,
or Inverted and Prone Backbends,
or Prone Backbends and Seated Āsana,
or Seated Āsana and Sitting Practices.

The extent of its use and length of rest at each stage,
when transiting from one category to another within our
Āsana practice journey, was dependent on the facility
of the practitioner and the intensity of the practice.

Within this individualised variance is the guiding
principle that the role of Śavāsana is to facilitate a
smooth transition for the flow of the breath and also
the pulse through and beyond the Āsana practice,
as a marker for the practitioner’s state of mind.

However according to Desikachar the Viniyoga of
Śavāsana was seen in terms of recovery from the
fatigue of the preceding aspect of the practice rather,
than say recovery from the preceding aspects of one’s life.

Regarding the approach for the recovery
from the preceding aspects of one’s life,
amongst other things such as Āhāra and Vihāra,
the wider purpose, content, duration and frequency
of the Āsana practice must be carefully reconsidered.

Link to Series: 108 Postural Practice Pointers

Āsana and Mudrā Glossary
– Grouped into Standing, Kneeling,
Lying, Inverted, Backbend, Seated & Sitting

108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 26 – You are presuming when working with Prāṇāyāma…

You are presuming when working with Prāṇāyāma
that the student has already put three things in place.
1. A physical possibility in terms of access to a steady seat.
2. An energetic possibility in terms of access to open channels.
3. A psychological possibility in terms of access to concentration.

Link to Series: 108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers

Glossary of Āsana and Mudrā Practice Techniques
– Grouped into Standing, Kneeling, Lying,
Inverted, Backbend, Seated & Sitting Categories

Glossary of Prāṇāyāma & Bandha Practice Techniques
– Grouped into Primary, Secondary & Ancillary Techniques

108 Yoga Sūtra Study Word Pointers – 10 – Abhyāsa

The aim of this Series, and its companion page (Paul’s Yoga Sūtra Study Questions), with its Sūtra by Sūtra guided study question within a parallel flow, is to progress through a themed reflective journey across the four chapters or Pāda that comprise the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali.

In this post, a word will be listed as a symbol for a specific verse or set of verses as we progressively traverse each chapter. It will offer an exploration, via a link to the Saṃskṛta Glossary, of all the connected quotations and posts, collated from within the website these past 12 years, to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

On the companion page, a question will be proffered as a reflection and inquiry into a single verse. Here each verse in the text will be explored successively, via a link to its translation, word by word breakdown and added commentaries collated from the website, again to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

My wish is to offer an insight into the spectrum of Yoga teachings received from T Krishnamacharya mainly via TKV Desikachar, in terms of both breadth and depth.

108 Yoga Sūtra Study Word Pointers – 10

ABHYĀSA

Chapter One verses 12-14

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