What is Samadhi + is it a place or a state of being achievable in this life? In this episode find out what Patanjali meant by Samadhi as we reach the final limb of his 8-Fold Path.
The 7th limb of Patanjali’s eight limbed (Ashtanga) path is absorption, often considered meditation ?? Are the two the same?
The 6th Limb of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra gives us insight into what real concentration is and how it is different from meditation. The struggle to gain concentration is part of the process.
Pratyahara is derived from two Sanskrit words: prati and ahara, with ahara meaning food, or anything taken into ourselves, and prati, a preposition meaning away or against. Together they mean "weaning away from ahara", or simply ingestion. What is the benefit of withdrawing our senses? The way to consciousness is going inward and the way to dis-ease is going outward.
Sutra 2.49 says: Tasmin satisvasa prasvasayoh gativicchedah pranayamah Tasmin - on this sati – being accomplished svasa – inbreath, inhalation prasvasayoh – outbreath, exhalation gati – movement, motion, path vicchedah – cessation, stop pagepranayamah – regulation. Pranayama is the regulation of the incoming and outgoing flow of breath with retention. It is to be practiced only after perfection in asana is achieved. It's more then just breathing friends.
The third limb on Patanjali's 8-Limbed path tells us more about the inner workings of ourselves than the outer workings. What sensations are we accepting and which are we rejecting?
Are we innately violent as a species or is it conditional?
The Power of the Chakras
Our subtle body has so much to tell us about consciousness. The Chakras are the gateway to higher vibrations of the true self. Enjoy this brief piece on these "wheels of life" and then drop into Yoga Nidra on this episode of the Ayurvedic Woman.
We Are All Just Prana
We tend to think of ourselves as amazingly complex beings when in reality we are all just energy. If we tapped into this idea we could become closer to consciousness and see the oneness we all have rather then the separateness.