108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 41 – Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Loom had three interwoven threads…


Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Loom
had three interwoven threads.
Namely,
an appropriate application,
according to,
an individual’s specific needs,
of:
Kāya Cikitsā through Āyurveda,
Prāṇa Śakti through Haṭha,
Citta Adhyātmika through Rāja.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 38 – Perhaps be careful that the habits you are re-habituating towards…

“Perhaps be careful that the habits
you are re-habituating towards
are not just as blinding as the
habits you are de-habituating from.”

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 37 – According to the Paramparā of  Krishnamacharya and Desikachar…

According to the Paramparā of
Krishnamacharya and Desikachar,
Āsana begets Mudrā,
Mudrā begets Prāṇāyāma,
Prāṇāyāma begets Pratyāhāra,
Pratyāhāra begets Dhāraṇā,
Dhāraṇā begets Dhyāna.
Of these five Upāya, only
Dhyāna is Meditation.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 36 – Haṭha Yoga is about the vitality of our Prana…

Haṭha Yoga is about the vitality of our Prāṇa.
Rāja Yoga is about the clarity of our Citta.
Krishnamacharya’s teachings reflect their
relative importance, in the correlation and
integration of both within our Yoga Sādhana,
as beacons for our outer and inner journey.

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108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 35 – Better not to confuse Bodywork with Āsana…


Better not to confuse:
– Bodywork with Āsana.
– Energywork with Mudrā.
– Breathwork with Prāṇāyāma.
– Mindwork with Dhyānam.
– Voicework with Mantra.
– Soulwork with Puruṣa.

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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 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 – 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 – 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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