“Unity. It starts with you. If not you, then who?” –– Unknown
Greetings friends and followers,
This week in our yoga practice, we continue to focus on developing our inner witness with a deeper dive into the sources of the vrttis (modifications) of the citta (mind).
As we explored last week, Patanjali teaches us in yoga sutra 1.3 that our true self (drastuh) is that part of ourselves that is uninvolved in our thoughts, emotions and actions. In sutras 1.4-1.11, he goes on to explain in detail, the sources of the mental modifications that disturb us, and how practicing non-attachment (sutra 1.12) cultivates our inner witness and helps to restore our inner peace.
Sri Swami Satchidananda explains in his translation of Sutra 1.4, “if we could calm our minds and get to the root of all of these mental modifications, we would be able to find unity in everything.”
We'll explore these concepts in more detail in this week's yoga offerings.
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My intent with this blog is to provide more information about my weekly class offerings and to share the learnings and resources that have been the most helpful to me on my journey to my highest self. I hope that you find them to be helpful!