The Heart of a yoga practice

ashram shrine

ashram shrine

I was fortunate enough to travel to India in March to study with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute.

Our practice was pure Raja yoga, the study of book one of the Yoga sutras, of which Panditji has written an enlightened commentary.

The focus of book one is sutra 1:36, ‘The Lotus of the Heart’.

How do we reach this point?

By sustained practice, ABYHASA, over a long period of time, without any attachment to the outcome,VAIRAGYA.

Over the next few weeks we will be exploring these themes in class, we can use our continual awareness, to find a restful place within, discovering the inner luminosity of the mind, which is our natural state.

We can create  a clear , calm  mind, established in it’s essential nature.

PRANAYAMA, our breathing techniques, remove the veil that hides the inner light, the more the veil is removed, the more the light will shine.

 

To be in the ‘Lotus of the Heart’, is to be free of thoughts and feelings, to melt into ISVARA, your own inner luminosity.

 

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