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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 3.26 Samyama on inner light

    Yoga Sutra 3.26 Samyama on inner light

    What happens when you focus your attention on the light of your awareness?
    Are you cultivating clarity and evenness in your practice and in your daily life? How do your emotions contribute to your participation in your life? Are you becoming more sensitive to subtle hints from the world around you?
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    Yoga Sutra 3.25 Samyama and strength

    Yoga Sutra 3.25 Samyama and strength

    Which archetype represents the qualities you want?
    Can I embody strength, goodness, intelligence, prosperity, compassion? What is significant and relevant enough to give it your attention, time and energy? Where is your strength?
     
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    This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: 
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    and Barnes & Noble 
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    Yoga Sutra 3.24 Samyama on friendliness

    Yoga Sutra 3.24 Samyama on friendliness

    Samyama, catalyst of qualities
    What happens when you focus fully on becoming an abode of friendliness (maitri)? 
    What do you notice when you meditate on compassion (karuna) by sending wholehearted wishes for freedom from suffering and for the well-being of all living beings without exception or condition?  
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    This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: 
    Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/
    and Barnes & Noble 
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    • 6 min
    Yoga Sutra 3.23 Samyama and Karma

    Yoga Sutra 3.23 Samyama and Karma

    Would it be possible to know when we will die? To what extent are you aware of the connections between the events emerging in your daily life and your previous actions? Is it possible that you can gain insight on the repercussions of your current actions and interactions? What can you learn by meditating on your own eventual demise?
     
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    This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: 
    Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/
    and Barnes & Noble 
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-the-thread-rub-n-v-squez/1139928755

    • 9 min
    Yoga Sutra 3.21 and 3.22 Samyama and invisibility

    Yoga Sutra 3.21 and 3.22 Samyama and invisibility

    To what extent do your actions generate more turbulence in the world?
    What are the footprints you are leaving with your thoughts, intentions, actions, and interactions? What are the sources of interference in your life? Is it possible for you to act without attracting attention?

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    This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the Thread available at: 
    Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737648202/
    and Barnes & Noble 
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    • 10 min
    Yoga Sutra 3.19 and 3.20 Samyama on gestures and actions

    Yoga Sutra 3.19 and 3.20 Samyama on gestures and actions

    Inner state of a person but not its cause.
    What do you learn when you focus on a person's gestures, actions, and behavior? Will it be possible to find ways to interact with others with compassion and awareness?
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    You can get your copy of the book Unravel the Thread at: 
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    • 8 min

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