This month YTT focused on the Superpower of the Mind while discussing the 3rd and 4th chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras that focus on the last 3 limbs of yoga; the more subtle, inner limbs of Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (uninterrupted concentration, i.e meditation), and Samadhi (absorption into oneness).
We discussed Equanimity in relation to Yin Yoga as well as every day living. Equanimity involves finding your center and resting in the middle- a quality of mind that will naturally arise if given enough space to cultivate it – and developing an openness and evenness o feeling towards all beings.
Students spent time exploring Kapalabhati breath, were introduced to the art of sequencing, and began to practice teach and assist one another!
We concluded our time together with a mantra practice, chanting lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu – may all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute to that freedom and happiness for all.
We were left with a feeling of connection to one another, and we will continue to cultivate a willingness to open up to life.