“We will only discover the nature of our particular genius
when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models,
learn to be ourselves,
and allow our natural channel to open.”
The fourth Niyama (or observance) in the Eight Limb Path of yoga is the study of the self.
Like so many yoga practices, svadhyaya is the process of getting to know who we really are; our true self. Yoga asana, pranayam, and meditation are all ways to peel off the layers of our false selves. Doing this and staying present to the process is not always easy. As we peel the layers and really look at our exposed wounds, memories, conditionings and patterns, we may feel more confused and defeated than when we began. Trust the process and turn again and again to those spiritual teachers that came before us. They are there to guide us; in books, in music, in our dreams, our prayers or maybe sitting right across from us at work, home or in our communities. As we work to let go of others (or even our own) ideas of who we should be, the more open and compassionate to our own “particular genius” we can become and the more our “natural channels” to the divine open and our dharma (life’s purpose) is revealed.
Yoga this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening 730-9pm
Tuesday 930am with 11am Meditation following class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930-11am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Special Two-Hour Asana/Chakra Meditation Class
Live Musical Accompaniment by ShaktiPath
Evening or Morning Session
Thursday Evening, August 11th from 730 to 930pm
Friday Morning, August 12th from 930 to 1130am
We will begin with our pranayama and asana class to prepare our minds, bodies and spirits for the second half of class which will be a chakra balancing/meditation class utilizing chants, music and restorative yoga postures to connect and open the seven major chakra centers. ShaktiPath will provide the live music for this special class.
(Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as this class is limited to the first ten students who sign up)
For further information events page on my website