Thought for the month
Brantidarshana – to live in delusion.
One of the obstacles to the practice of yoga is the concept of Brantidarshana – it means to convince ourselves that what we are doing is absolutely correct and right for us. It means also to be disconnected. For example – you may always be tired but you are convinced that you are getting enough sleep. Are you really getting enough sleep? Sometimes it is hard to “see the wood for the trees” to know the answer to this question. Yoga is about leading an examined life – through practice we can begin to notice that we have “absolutes” that we apply to our daily lives that involve anything from sleep, to diet, to pain, to our workplace. By noticing our “absolutes” we can begin to look at a bigger picture and work out whether they are helpful for us at all.
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Friday October 24th 8.30am class will be subbed by Jess
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NPR article on BKS Iyengar.
Lecture given by Manouso Manos at the Asian Art Museum in San Fransisco. The lecture was prompted by the show “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”. Manouso talks about yoga, and his teacher BKS Iyengar.