Welcome to this beginner-friendly series! Here we will take a closer look at some common yoga poses and how to make them accessible for your unique and beautiful body. We’ll also explore some of the yoga sutras and yoga philosophy. This is a great place to start if you’re new to yoga or if you’ve been practicing for awhile and want to refine your knowledge of the basics. There’s something for everyone here!
Please watch the video below for a little introduction, then feel free to explore the practices and philosophy at your own pace! If you have any questions, head over to the private Facebook group to discuss it with me and the group.
VIDEO #1: WHAT IS YOGA?
In this video, we’ll be discussing the first yoga sutra, which defines what yoga is.
VIDEO #2: THE GOAL OF YOGA + WHAT IS THE EGO?
In this video, we are exploring the second yoga sutra. In this sutra, Patanjali further defines what yoga is. This sutra also gives us some insights about the ego and what and who the Higher Self is.
VIDEO #3: THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
In the west, yoga is often portrayed as a purely physical practice. I feel like this misconception is slowly shifting, but the physical postures are still the central focus in most yoga studios.
What’s interesting is that when Patanjali outlined the yogic path in the yoga sutras, he described the practice as having eight limbs and asana (the physical postures) were only one of those limbs.
In the last video we talked about nirodha, which is the effort to restrain or gain control over our mental fluctuations, and we do this by practicing these eight limbs of yoga.