Category Archives: Yoga Sutras

Why should you read the Bhagavad Gita?-By: Gary Reitze

The Bhagavad Gita   The Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest spiritual texts ever written and one that has been studied as much by Western Scholars as Eastern mystics. Why? It’s even more widely read than the Yoga Sutras … Continue reading

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Bhagavad Gita-Book of the month

“Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.” -Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Eswaran-

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Selfless Service & Wisdom in action

Our IYCD book of the month the Bhagavad Gita.  We will be sharing short excerpts from other blogs, from teachers, and from the book itself.  Here is the first one.  If you have an interest in submitting for our blog, … Continue reading

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Sutra 1.5-1.11-Musings From a Student

When I was invited to write this blog with a focus on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, I recognized the immediate sensation of doubt that I have in certain asana. I am a novice with yoga philosophy, so I decided … Continue reading

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How  Sādhana Cultivates Sattva

According to  PYS  II.28,  Patañjali’s  Astanga Yoga diminishes impurities called aśuddhi.  In  general,  the aśuddhi manifest in the form of kleśas as described in PYS II.3 or viksepas as described in PYS I.30. These obstacles and disturbances are important sign-posts … Continue reading

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