Take The Great Vow (Maha Vrata) To Live The Yamas

/Take The Great Vow (Maha Vrata) To Live The Yamas

Take The Great Vow (Maha Vrata) To Live The Yamas

In Asana Classes this week we’ll be activating Yoga Sutra 2.31 into our Being along with more core strengthening and Muscular Energy to shine out the 1st Limb of Yoga, the 5 Yamas of non-harming, truthfulness, non-stealing, conscious control and right use of our vital force and non-attachment in Balancing Poses.

B.K.S. Iyengar translates this sutra as: “The five components of Yama are called ‘mighty universal vows’, as they are not confined to class, place, time or concept of duty. They should be followed unconditionally by students of yoga in particular. They form the framework of rules on which society is based. This universal approach should also be applied to all the other component states of yoga without distinction of time, place or circumstances to lay down the precepts of a universal culture. They represent the ideal, responsible way for everyone to live.”

Meditation Master Sri Mooji says that without meditation, without tapping into the depths of our Being every day, we go out our front door living from the surface like staying on the desktop page of our computer without ever entering the Source, the hard drive. When we live from the surface, our life becomes a series of knee jerk reactions and stress. We have to “try” to ‘live the Yamas. When we connect with our hard drive, Source, and live from there, the Yamas easefully and naturally flow through us. Join us in Friday Night Meditation Class this week and tap into your hard drive!

FYI, there are 3 spots left for the Sunday 2nd Chakra Astro Yoga and Meditation Retreat.  If have attended at least one six week session at LCY  you may attend and register for the Early Yogi Discount of $65 which includes a Fabulous Vegan Italian Feast through tomorrow night, Wednesday 2/25/15 on the Retreat Page of this website.  If the retreat is not full after Wednesday, you may still register for  $75.

Shine Out The Yamas and Enjoy Your Blessed Day,

Nirgunavathi & Sri Ekan

About the Author:

Nirgunavathi Ananda
Nirgunavathi has studied yoga for 32 years in France, India and the U.S. She has studied Anusara Yoga with John Friend since 1998 and was licensed as an Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003. She is delighted to offer the Yoga Sutras and other life enhancing yogic themes in her playfully serious alignment based Anusara Yoga classes at Lake Center Yoga.

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