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Intro to Yoga Sutras, focus on Samadhi (Blue Point Yoga) (part 1) (6/19/17)

I am pleased to present an audio recording of the presentation on the Yoga Sutras (part 1) that I made on Monday, June 19, 2017 to the students undergoing yoga teacher training at the Blue Point Yoga Center in Durham under the guidance of Sara Doyle:

Brief summary of what we covered:

  • An overview of the yoga sutras with focus on Samadhhi
    • Definition of yoga
    • Concept of abhyasa (practice) and vairagya (non-attachment)
    • Kleshas (afflictions)
    • Brief intro to the Samkhya Philosophy
    • Eight limbs of yoga
    • Three stages of meditation: dharana, dhyana, samadhi
    • Sutras related to meditation and samadhi

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Below are links to the powerpoint presentations used for these discussions:

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