Patanjali said in the Yoga Sutras

Screen Shot 2011-12-25 at 4.06.32 PMPatanjali said in the Yoga Sutras:

citta vritti nirodha = yoga is the cessation of mental fluctuations…

This is achieved through the 8 limbs of yoga:

yama

(ethical standards–prohibitions=don’ts)

niyama

(self discipline and spiritual observances–Yes, do!)

asana

(postures)

pranayama

(life force extension/breath)

pratyahara

(withdrawal of the senses)

dharana

(concentration – “to hold”)

dhyana

(meditation – “to hold steadily”)

samadhi

(contemplation – “to hold without mental fluctuations”)

All meditation practices, regardless of differences in technique, seek to establish harmonization of vishesha-spanda (individual vibration) and samanya-spanda (universal vibration) through the principle of resonance.

Love & Light!

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About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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