In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali the yamas and niyamas are the enabling attitudes and approaches that lay the groundwork for practice, and moves the practitioner towards the ultimate aims of working with the body and mind. From the yogic point of view, a calm and clear mind cannot emerge from within an unethical, chaotic, non-reflective life. This reflects the integrated nature of the Yoga Tradition which includes ethical, emotional and physical aspects that are aimed at transforming the whole person within a holistic system.
In this virtual workshop we will explore the profound sutras on inner moral alignment as set out by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. There will also be recitation of traditional Indian chants and recitation of sutras. The format is lecture with suggestions for contemplative practice on the Yamas.