“The beatings will continue until morale improves.” –– Unknown
Greetings friends and followers,
I hope the past two weeks of deepening your connection with your true self by cultivating your inner witness have offered you some new insights into your beingness. Perhaps you have even begun to notice a pattern to your vrttis (mental disturbances) of which Patanjali teaches us there are five sources (see footnote).
These categories offer a foundation for self-analysis for those who want to dig deep into yoga philosophy. What I find to be more accessible though, is to look at how these vrttis show up in our lives.
So beginning this week, we'll start to look at some common mental disturbances and explore how our yoga practice helps us to restore our inner peace. We'll start with one I know well –– our inner critic.
As always, class time and format will guide how deeply we go in each practice with Thursday offering the most light-hearted, and Saturday offering the deepest experience.
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Footnote : In yoga sutras 1.6-1.11, Patanjali teaches us about the five sources of vrttis :
Pramana (correct or right knowledge)
Viparyaya (misconception / incorrect knowledge)
Vikalpa (verbal delusion / imagination)
Smrti (memory, including dreams)
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!