Yoga Philosophy – Video

Truth & Non-Stealing

Within the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga we find the restraints of Truth and Non-Stealing.  We all probably feel we are truthful and that we do not steal, right?!  Hmmm, on closer inspection we may be ‘truthful’ enough to see where we let these virtues slide at varying degrees.  Justification is one means we use to …

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The Seer According to Patanjali

Asmita is one of the Kleshas.  In Sutra 2.6 Patanjali describes what Ego is: “I-am-ness (asmita) is as it were the unification of the powers of the ‘Seer’ and ‘seeing’.”  In this video we also discuss the necessity of the ego for living in this world but remaining unattached to the identities of Asmita.

Om – Sacred Sound

Om symbolizes the four states of being.  It is the Divine sound. In this video Gerald is explaining the Fourth State – Turiya.  The other three states are waking, dreaming and sleep. A little excerpt from one of my favorite gurus, Ramana Maharshi.  “Be as you are, The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, edited by …

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Samkhya Cosmology

Samkhya philosophy is the cosmology or the science of being behind many yoga texts, particularly the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita. La philosophie Samkhya est la cosmologie ou la science de l’être derrière beaucoup de textes de yoga, particulièrement le Yoga Sutra et le Bhagavad Gita.

The Gunas of Prakriti

Written in the Bhagavad Gita the three properties that the entire manifest world are made up of are described.   They are called the 3 Gunas:  Rajas, Tamas and Sattva.  They are intertwining forces that are found in different proportions that weave together to make material nature, including human consciousness.

Following your Path

There are endless paths of health and wellbeing: ashtanga yoga, scripture study, meditation, chanting…how to choose which one is for us and do you keep changing when bored of one to move on to another?   Gerald says Pattabhi Jois said “One Teacher, One Wife”.  I like that 🙂 Les voies vers la santé et …

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