“Like the descent through layers of tension to rest in the release of Savansana (resting pose), Ishvara pranidhana provides a pathway through the obstacles of our ego toward our divine nature—grace, peace, unconditional love, clarity, and freedom.” Shiva Rea
Greetings Dearest yoga students:
Ishvara (Divine Power or God)-Pranidhana (Attentiveness or Surrender) means to surrender our efforts to the divine power in our lives. This niyama (the last out of five observances outlined in Patanjali’s eight limb yogic path) personifies the idea of living in the truth that in our limited human state we simply do not have the control we like to think we do over our lives and we do not always know what is best for us. However, by paying attention in our yogic practices of meditation, asana or prayer we tap in to the source that guides us in our every decision allowing us to walk through our days with confidence and ease.
Ishvara Pranidhana is practicing detachment from our most safely laid plans, learning to take that next step forward without knowing what will come next. When we are able to look past the selfish desires of the ego by getting out of our own way, we are able to be a clear channel of divine light, illuminating another’s way on this path of life.
“Through surrender the aspirant’s ego is effaced, and . . . grace . . . pours down upon him like a torrential rain.”
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday at 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture Wednesday Dec 5 @ 7pm
Yoga Jam December 15th at 8am
Winter Solstice December 20th at 7pm
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