Definition of Yoga and the Eight Limbs. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are rich and illuminative. They offer deep insight into the nature of the mind while outlining a clear structure as to how to make progress on the path of yoga. By carefully studying the Yoga Sutras, we expand our understanding of yoga and create greater intention around our practice. While there are Eight Limbs to the yoga practice, many students are focused on only the limb that involves yoga postures. The other seven limbs provide key insight into how to live in accord with yoga-- in personal conduct and in relationship with others. The Yoga Sutras are also a critical guide to cultivating subtle levels of awareness, clarity and harmony. Studying the yoga sutras sheds light on why we practice and adds great depth to our experience on this path.
Appropriate for inquiring students of all levels of students, this day-long course includes Yoga Sutra study, chant, asana, discussion, and reflection. Come deepen your understanding and expand your awareness of this most ancient path!