Wednesdays, through July 6
The Yamas and Niyamas are the foundational practices of Yoga. In “Light on Yoga” B.K.S. Inyengar says, “Without firm foundations a house cannot stand… Practice of asanas without the backing of yama and niyama is mere acrobatics.” These five Restraints (Yamas: non-harming, truthfulness, non-stealing, control of the sensual desires, and non-greediness) and five Observances (Niyamas: purity, contentment, concerted practice, self study, and surrender) serve as guides for our actions, words, and thoughts in relationship to others and ourselves.
We will endeavor to commit to a 10-week practice of the Yamas and Niyamas. Spending one week on each one, observing ourselves – actions, words, and thoughts – in regard to that Yama/Niyama. Each week we will meet via Zoom to discuss our experiences and prepare for the next week’s practice.
For our first session we will be joined by Wesley Van Linda. Wesley has studied the Yoga Sutras for many years and will provide context and insight to enhance our understanding of the yamas and niyamas in our Yoga practice.
This is a wonderful undertaking for those looking to recommit themselves to their Yoga practice or for those new to the spiritual practice of Yoga.
Free to all.
Zoom details published in our newsletter.