Join us this week in classes for creative sequencing with a focus on cultivating the energy in the feet to ground you into the earth, dissolve imaginary concepts in the mind and create a Lightness of Being!
The first chapter of the Yoga Sutras concentrates on the problems encountered and ways to overcome them in our attempts to reach a state of Yoga or union. We’ll take the support of Yoga Sutra 1.9 as our theme. Yoga Sutra 1.9 enlightens us on the modification of the mind called vikalpahs or verbal delusion that follows from words with no corresponding reality. Sounds develop concepts and then the mind cements itself to a concept. These concepts have no corresponding reality but we begin to live them and this can create stress in the mind, body, life and even our yoga practice.
Here are some translations of Sutra 1.9: Sabda jnana anupati vastu sunyah vikalpah
“An image conjured up by words without any substance behind it is imagination or fancy.” Tamini
“Verbal knowledge devoid of substance is imagination.” BKS Iyengar
“Imagination is the comprehension of an object based only on words and expressions, even though the object is absent.” TKV Desikachar
In these classes the combination of distributing energy from your head through your body via enlivening your feet and imbibing this sutra will take you to the sacred silence that is beneath your conscious and unconscious concepts and establish you in the bliss of your Being.
Come and get a great start at dissolving those mental modifications that don’t serve your Highest Self along with enlivening your Essence from the tips of your toes to the crown of your head!