monthly INfrastructure: march 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – March 2016 Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Stand (Inversion / Arm Balance) February 29 – March 6 FOUNDATIONS + SHOULDER STRENGTH How do you support yourself on your forearms? Sutra 4.16 If an object were dependent on only one mind for its existence and were not perceived by that mind, would it then exist?…

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sutra 4.13: the element that keeps us going

From nothing, as far as we know, came everything. Sutra 4.13: These differences are of the quality of the beings, not of the being itself. And, they may be either subtle or obvious. Translation by Swami Venkatesananda Let’s operate under the assumption that all there is came “out of nowhere” when the universe exploded into…

monthly INfrastructure: february 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – February 2016 Urdhva Danurasana Upward-Facing Bow Pose (Deep Backbend) February 1-7 FOUNDATIONS Where do you put your hands and your feet? SUTRA 4.12 Both past and future exist in the present, each in its own way, although there are differences in the manifestation of their characteristics. Translation by Kofi Busia February 8-14 FRONT BODY…

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sutras 4.8 + 4.9: find your flow in life

Of the six major Indic philosophies, yoga is the one focused on using action to fuel liberation / enlightenment / clarity in life, etc (i.e., viveka and kaivalya as achieved through samadhi). Yogis don’t need you to figure out why you’re stuck (in your illusions, avidya), just that you are. They’ll give you something to do (a “practice”) to get you unstuck…

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sutra 4.6: your mind on meditation

Meditation is a practice of working to clear the mind of thoughts and attachments. I like desires. I enjoy engaging with the world around me through thoughts, opinions, and insights. Why then would I work to establish a mind free from these things? Sutra 4.6: Of these only that mind which is born from meditation is…