sutra 4.5

sutra 4.5: “follow the love”

Sutra 4.5: There are numberless, different, active minds, but they all have one identical nature behind them. Translation by Kofi Busia Let me tell you a little story about love. Well, actually, I’m gonna tell you about a story about love, namely Terry Moore’s epic tale Strangers in Paradise. SIP, as we devoted fans refer to…

monthly INfrastructure: january 2016

216 Monthly INfrastructure – January 2016 Parivrtta Bakasana Side Crow (Twisting Arm Balance) January 4-10 SHOULDERSBuild strength in the shoulders and learn how to shift your weight forward into your hands SUTRA 4.8 Of these only those causes that are due to produce effects do actually in fact produce effects. Translation by Kofi Busia January…

removing obstacles

sutra 4.3: removing obstacles

Sutra 4.3: Life energies are never the cause of these changes, but merely act—like a gardener—through the removal of obstacles. Translation by Kofi Busia Last year, I celebrated the simplicity of adding yoga into your life without needing to give anything up by adhering to new rules. This is because yoga will start to create shifts…

sutra 4.2: your journey in yoga

Where you come from matters. But maybe not the way you think it does. If you’re here in the US, you might have a nagging feeling that you can do anything you set your mind to. As a nation, we are deeply susceptible to a collective belief in the American Dream: if you work hard, you can, against…

sutra 4.1: different paths to yoga

We start in different places, we take different paths, we have different methods — can we all end up at yoga? Sutra 4.1: Powers or skills are gained by being born with them, by using drugs, by incantations, through various kinds of practices, or by becoming enlightened. Translation by Kofi Busia Sutra 4.1: The attainments…

monthly infrastructure: december 2015

216 Monthly Infrastructure for December 2015 2015 Flow A set sequence that brings back in some way all of the postures we’ve explored over the months this past year! November 30 – December 6 Sutra 4.3 Life energies are never the cause of these changes, but merely act—like a gardener—through the removal of obstacles. Busia December…

sutra 3.56: absolute freedom

The yoga sutras define absolute freedom as unfettered and seedless union with the “divine” (universal consciousness, etc). A “union” that carries over into an awake state of awareness that is under one’s complete control such that there is no possibility of falling back to an image of oneself as separate from the cosmic divine. Oooo-kay.…

sutra 3.55: conscious down to the last cell

What do you think: are you conscious on a cellular level? I think you are. I also realize this assumes a certain definition of consciousness, something we’ve not yet been able to pin point collectively (i.e., there isn’t a single, universally agreed-upon definition of consciousness). In my current understanding, there’s the consciousness that imbues all…