Houston Yoga - Discovery Green Hatha and Raja Yoga - Yoga at the Park 7-29-2017
Thanks for coming to class last Saturday, July 29th, 2017! I only have 2 more classes @DiscoveryGreen until I am off to my dream in Boulder, Colorado! It will be hard to leave this class, but the community is well established and should continue on without a skip in the breath. New instructor... I'l let you know when we have a replacement, stay tuned. It means so much to me to have been able to speak and share about Yoga to all of you, thank you! See you on tomorrow, Saturday, August 5th!
Yoga Sutra 3.5: Samyama is the combined technique of the of the Raja Yoga system. By mastering Samyama ( the 6th limb, concentration, 7th limb, meditation, and 8th limb,Samadhi), one attains the higher state of awareness, known as Prajna. With this type of mastery, one is able to see the clearest vision of the object of meditation, this is a very advanced state of concentration and is by no means possible without intense practice and repetition. The higher consciousness here is not see with the eyes (senses), nor in the mind's eye, but comes from a deeper place of perception, from within, it does not come from the senses nor the intellect. The higher consciousness arises from within.
Applying the Sutra: Once again, repeat your concentration technique, whatever you choose, fix the mind firmly on your point (thought, symbol, words, object, etc.). When you find yourself distracted, return to your focus again and again, I recommend following your breath, this is a simple way to enter meditation. Listen to your breath, feel the breath enter, expand, and leave your body, notice the cycle with all of your attention. Continue on the path!
Join us next weekend, and every Saturday, from 9 am to 10 am at Discovery Green!
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