Attachment, Indifference, and Samadhi

“Indifference to worldy enjoyments is very difficult to obtain, and equally difficult is the knowledge of the Realities to obtain. It is very difficult to get the condition of Samadhi, without the favour of a true guru.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ch 4:9

Most people don’t approach worldly enjoyments – wealth, possessions, status, power – without concern of indifference. We have an ego, and our ego has us seeing these things as ‘ours’ to have and possess. Most of us are attached to these things and we Continue reading

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The Traditional ‘Guidelines’ of Yoga: Exploring The ‘Eight Limbs’

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are seen a a guide, or framework, to practicing yoga. They were described in Patanjali’s ‘Yoga Sutras’, and resemble the Buddhist Eightfold path to enlightenment. The Eight Limbs describe yoga as a spiritual practice, encompassing body, mind and spirit, and detailing ethical and respectful living. They are sometime described as branches, stages, or steps, however they are not necessarily meant to be taken as progressive steps to be completed on after each other, but linked as equally essential elements in our movement towards unity with the Divine – ‘the energy of the universe’

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are Continue reading