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2.Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah
Second Yoga Sutra as written in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, written by Sri Swami Satchidananda
"The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga."
- Yogas = Yoga
- Chitta = of the mind-stuff
- Vritti = modifications
- Nirodhah = restraint
Click the link above for more on this publication of the Yoga Sutras. Different authors influences on the sutras is an interesting practice if you choose to read more than one version.
In the spirit of Yoga-8, this episode explores what personal practice can look like formally and informally.
Whatever the ritual, home practice, or self-care routine may be, commitment to consistent practice is the key. There is value in taking public classes and being part of a community that supports each other. And there is value in taking it home and playing with it on your own.
Knowing why you are practicing may also help you show up to your mat, cushion, keyboard, canvas, or cauldron on the daily. Start where you are – that may mean mindfully making your bed each day.
Many of us are already practicing Yoga Naturally, without thought to its definitions or lineages. It creeps in when we find ourselves washing dishes with purpose and a little dance or singing while folding laundry. It shows up when we're patient, have a sense of humor, and hold space for whatever may arise in it.
Sherry & Theresa talk about how their mindsets & practices have evolved and share a bit of their own personal ritualized practices.
Do you have a daily practice? What is it and how has it changed over time?
Elements of practice [Choose your own menu]
Enjoy mixing & matching with mindfulness & a seed of joyful effort
- Breath work
- Chanting/Mantra/lyrics to favorite song
- Card pulling (oracle, Tarot)
- Making your bed
- Doing your dishes
- Making music
- Singing meaningful songs
Our Amazing Team:
Judith George - Editor (video & audio)
Keith Kenny - Music
Cindy Fatsis - Photography