Advanced Study: Yoga Sutras Philosophy & Purification Techniques with Moena (10 uur training)
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
In 196 succinct aphorisms, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras describe the working of the mind and emotions, and the path to fulfilment. In the first chapter yoga is defined as “the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind”. This famous phrase encapsulates both the practice and the ultimate aim of yoga: the means are just as important as this end.
Patanjali defines these means as the ‘eight limbs’ (astanga) or stages of yoga. Though his eightfold path is sequential, its limbs are seamlessly interwoven. The first two, yama and niyama, offer guidance on personal conduct, both in relation to others and towards oneself. In total, there are ten precepts for living ethically, with potentially transformative effects.
The next two components, asana and pranayama, are the physical practices taught at the Institute: yoga postures and control of the breath. Together, they provide a vehicle for more internal work. The other four stages comprise this inner quest. Through withdrawal of the senses (pratyahara) and concentration (dharana), sustained meditation (dhyana) engenders a state of samadhi, which is variously defined as freedom, self-realisation and enlightenment.
In this Advanced Study we will explore the “core” Sutras of the 4 books (padas) of Patanjali
PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES (SHATKARMA KRIYAS)
Perfection of hatha yoga is achieved when there is leanness of the body, tranquil countenance, manifestation of the inner sound, clear eyes, good health, active digestive fire and purification of nadis.”
From ancient yogic tradition the purification techniques were a standard practice to prepare oneself before doing other practices like Pranayama or Asana. Nowadays those techniques found their way to the background for most modern yoga practitioners as most don’t really know how to apply them in daily life.
We will look into the sacred techniques and learn how to translate them into modern lifestyle.
This module is perfect for all levels, but especially interesting for teachers as well as students who are looking for a deeper and more profound approach towards teaching and practicing yoga. Join this module to learn the right information and how to apply this.
What you will learn in the Yoga Sutras philosophy & purification techniques Advanced Study.
- Foundation to knowledge attained during practice
- Yogic philosophy is regarded as the root of Yoga.
- The yogic texts are a rich diet which can freeze the activity of a hungry mind. Yoga Philosophy is a tool to subside the mental activity in order to reach the ultimate source of a life.
- The effect of Shatkarma Kriya can be summed up in one word - purification. When the different systems of the body have been purified, the overall result is that energy can flow through the body freely. One's capacity to work, think, digest, taste, feel, experience, etc. increases, and greater awareness develops. It is no wonder that the yogis have achieved perfection and known the real extent of human capacity, regarding Shatkarma with great esteem.
This workshop will be in English.
Date: Wednesday the 22st of April 2020
Time: 09.30 - 17.30 hr
Place: Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Yogaschool