Let’s continue on our journey through Seek Sanctuary!
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝟯 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜.
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘨𝘢, 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘹 𝘏𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘨𝘢.
Have you heard of ashtanga yoga before?
A google search or your prior experience might tell you that this is a dynamic, vinyasa-style movement practice.
This definition does not capture the foundation – the philosophy – behind what the yoga of ashtanga is.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮 𝗦𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘀 – 𝗮 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗹𝗶, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗩𝘆𝗮𝘀𝗮 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘆 – 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.
𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝗴𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝘀𝗵𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮.
𝘐𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘬𝘳𝘪𝘵, ‘𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢’ 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 ‘𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢’ 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘢 𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
During Seek Sanctuary week three, we dive into the first two limbs of yoga and the effect that these concepts have on your internal realm. These are:
👉 1st Limb: The Yamas – how you relate to others
This includes concepts of non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, constraint/moderation, and greedlessness.
👉 2nd Limb: The Niyamas – how you cultivate your own lifestyle of liberation
This includes concepts around cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self study and connection to the Divine.
For those practicing an embodied yogic lifestyle (rooted in the orthodox Hindu tradition), these are our foundation. And practicing them dramatically reduces suffering… I speak from experience.
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙨𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠! 𝙄𝙏 𝘼𝘾𝙏𝙐𝘼𝙇𝙇𝙔 𝙒𝙊𝙍𝙆𝙎!
I am deeply humbled by the teachings that have been shared by the wisdom keepers of this lineage. I acknowledge the vast privilege that I carry, that I may access these teachings. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to study and learn this tradition as it is not one that I was raised in; it is a learned experience which I treasure and value very deeply.
𝘐𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘖𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘳 26 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦; 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬.
I am sending you so much love,
P.S. Check out my previous posts that shed light on Seek Sanctuary weeks 1 and 2!