The Yoga Asana (pose) for today is Padahastasana which means Hand to Foot Pose.
Sutra 3.5: tad jayat prajna loka tad = then, from that, consequently jayat = conquests, masters prajna = knowledge, wisdom, learned, intelligent, understanding loka = light, free, open, seeing Translated loosely into English; From mastery of that (samyama), the light of knowledge dawns. The student, having mastered Samyama, becomes free and open to the understanding of […]
Sutra 3.4: trayam ekatra samyama trayam = the three ekatra = as one samyama = the union of concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and the deep absorbtion state (samadhi). Translated loosely into English; The three as one is called samyama. The 6th, 7th and 8th limbs combined together is called Samyama. The student begins with awareness of […]
Sutra 3.3: tad eva artha matra nirbhasam svarupa shunyam iva samadhi tad = that eva= the same artha= object, place, point matra = only, alone nirbhasam = appears svarupa = own form shunyam = devoid of, empty iva = as if […]
Sutra 3.2: tatra pratyaya ekatanata dhyanam tatra = there, in that place pratyaya = consciousness, knowing, explanation, basis, proof ekatanata = eka=one : tanata= continuous, uninterrupted dhyanam = is meditation, meditating on Translated loosely into English; In that place (of deep concentration, Sutra 3.1), is the basis of one continuous, uninterrupted meditation (dhyana). Once the student […]
Sutra 3.1: desha bandhah chittasya dharana desha (deza) = part, place, point, ordinance, spot bandha = fastening, contracting, attachment to the world chittasya = chitta=mind: asya=belonging to that part, abiding, resting = fixed state of mind, resting in that part/state of mind dharana = concentration Translated loosely into English; Concentration is when the mind rests on […]
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