Svadhyaya

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Our fourth Niyama.

Self study, study of the Vedas and Sutras, introspection…

Svadhyaya is introduced in book two of the sutras, tapah svadhyayes vara pranidhanani kriya yoga; Kriya yoga, the path of action, consists of self-discipline, study, and dedication to the Lord. II.1.This is Yoga in action, and all lead to a sort of self realization and awakening that will bring you closer to samadhi. By utilizing svadhyaya the yogi can begin the process of uncovering the mind, which can tie into the second sutra “yoga citta vrtti nirodhah; Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind I.2. Through introspection of our Self, we can delve into the many layers that cloud our mind from achieving enlightenment and bliss. images-1

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I am an eclectic woman in my late, yeah, late, twenties who LOVES a good book, strong tea/coffee, and loud music. Writing is the expression of the soul. As a yoga instructor my focus is always on proper alignment of the asana, stability of the pranayama, and stillness of the mind. My intention is to share my passion and love for books and reading with wonderful people everywhere. May you all live beautifully and authentically. Namaste

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