A Yoga Sutra for International Yoga Day & Every Day

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  1. i love this article……..yoga is useful for anyone…however some people relate this with religion… yoga gives you energy…

  2. Hi again Namita! Thanks for another thoughtful post. I agree, it’s a lovely sutra. I prefer the second translation. It raises interesting questions about what is the nature of mind. It also seems to invite a sense of resting in that peaceful nature. I’ve also been writing about a sutras, but from the Buddhist tradition; the Six Paramitas. It would be great to hear your thoughts on it: https://www.zenyoga-berlin.de/blog/six-paramitas/. Greetings from Berlin! 🙂

    • Namita Kulkarni says:

      Hi Tatjana, so great to hear from you again and thank you for your kind words! Enjoyed reading your post and these lines especially: “Not holding onto thoughts and experiences, even when they appear to be important, is generosity practice. And since there’s no giving without receiving, by letting go of what’s so dear to us – our thoughts, opinions, emotions, fixations – we receive something in return. Something very precious – the gift of insight.” About the ego, my view is that it need not be destroyed. A healthy functioning ego is a necessity. It’s the attachment to the products of ego that needs to be examined, such as our thoughts, opinions, emotions, fixations as you mentioned. Judith Lasater talks about ego here, you might find it an interesting read too: http://www.judithhansonlasater.com/writing/2014/11/20/tb7p1jhvohw7l9s03w3e6wxxtooy4p
      Looking forward to more posts from you!

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