Yoga Sutra 1.7 – November Sutra of the Month

Sutra 1.7 – pratyakṣa-anumāna-āgamāḥ pramāṇāni In the sutras 1.7- 1.11, each of the activities (correct knowledge⁠, misperception , imagination⁠, dreamless sleep⁠, & memory) are defined.  Here, in 𝗦𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝟭.𝟳, Patanjali defines what is correct knowledge.  For...

Yoga Sutra 1.6

Sutra 1.6 – pramāṇa viparyaya vikalpa nidrā smr̥tayaḥ Yoga Sutra 1.6 helps us to look at our types of thoughts, also referred to as the five movements of the mind. For October’s Sutra of the month, we will look at the following: 1. Translation of the...

Sutra 2.5 – Sutra of the Month

Sutra 2.5 – vṛttayaḥ pañcatayyaḥ kliṣṭā’kliṣṭāḥ TRANSLATION: vrittayah: modifications/fluctuations (the mind-stuff) panchatayyah = five kinds klishta = painful aklishta = painless The next sutra Patanjali goes into the five kinds of fluctuations, but for now, we...

Sutra 1.2: August Sutra of the Month

Sutra 1.2 – Yogaschitta Vrtti Nirodhah TRANSLATION: Chitta means mind. Vrtti is fluctuations of the mind (our thoughts). Nirodhah means stoppage. Sutra 1.2 answers what the goal of yoga is…the question: What is yoga? Yoga is the ability to fix your...

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