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Can the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali be applied today? Sutra means thread. Yoga Sutra is the thread of yoga. Most interpretations of the Yoga Sutra are complex and hard to understand. After investing more than 12 years studying, chanting and teaching the Yoga Sutras, Ruben Vasquez guides you on a journey exploring the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This ancient wisdom is relevant and applicable for yoga students and teachers today. Besides clear explanations and examples, each episode offers useful questions to reconnect to your natural clarity and harmony. Unravel the Thread is an invitation to be joyfully present in your life.

Unravel The Thread: Living the Yoga Sutra today Ruben Vasquez

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Can the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali be applied today? Sutra means thread. Yoga Sutra is the thread of yoga. Most interpretations of the Yoga Sutra are complex and hard to understand. After investing more than 12 years studying, chanting and teaching the Yoga Sutras, Ruben Vasquez guides you on a journey exploring the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This ancient wisdom is relevant and applicable for yoga students and teachers today. Besides clear explanations and examples, each episode offers useful questions to reconnect to your natural clarity and harmony. Unravel the Thread is an invitation to be joyfully present in your life.

    Yoga Sutra 2.2 Less afflictions and Greater integration

    Yoga Sutra 2.2 Less afflictions and Greater integration

    Yogic actions result in dynamic harmony

    What afflictions take you away from your natural harmony and balance? Is it true that acting with enthusiasm, intelligence and humility helps you remove the tensions that disrupt the integrated harmony between body, mind and emotion? Are you aware of the significant difference between uncovering existing afflictions and creating new ones?

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    • 9 min
    Yoga Sutra 2.1 Yogic Action

    Yoga Sutra 2.1 Yogic Action

    Act with enthusiasm, intelligence and humility
    Tapas, enthusiasm can best be synthesized as: Do the best that you can. Svadhyaya is embodied intelligence that can be applied by ensuring that you know why you are doing what you are doing, and by confirming that you are in fact doing what you think you are doing. Ishvara pranidhana can be summed up as sincere intention coupled with wholehearted action.

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    • 12 min
    Yoga Sutra Summary Chapter 1 Integration

    Yoga Sutra Summary Chapter 1 Integration

    An exploration of the state of being

    This first chapter consists of six interconnected topics: what is yoga? [1.1-1.4], ways of being [1.5-1.11], a method for self-regulation [1.12-1.22], an alternative approach, humility [1.23-1.29], distractions, their symptoms and removal [1.30-1.39], the progression of insight into liberation [1.40 - 1.51]

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    • 6 min
    Patanjali Yoga Sutra1.51 Supreme integration

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra1.51 Supreme integration

    All Impressions and identification dissolve

    The level of integration when there are no subconscious impressions left (nirbija samadhi). Culmination of the process of cultivating your natural inner stillness and inner silence with the curiosity that might reveal the obvious yet elusive essence of existence.

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    • 9 min
    Patanjali Yoga Sutra1.50 Impressions of absolute true wisdom

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra1.50 Impressions of absolute true wisdom

    Beneficial impressions contain unhelpful impressions

    As you remove distractions and experience your inner calmness you allocate more energy and attentional resources to helpful impressions. Then the less-than-helpful impressions dwindle and, eventually, disappear. Are your unhelpful tendencies diminishing?

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    • 7 min
    Patanjali Yoga Sutra1.48 and 1.49 Absolute True Wisdom

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra1.48 and 1.49 Absolute True Wisdom

    Bearing the truth in one’s self (rtambhara)

    Witness with greater clarity the intricate and delicate interconnectedness between all aspects of life. Your direct experience of wisdom cannot be replaced by inference and testimony. How does wisdom manifest in your daily activities? Do the insights you receive, when you trust them, result in greater harmony?

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    • 9 min

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