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1.5 vrttayah pancatayyah klista aklistah

vrttaya: movements pancatayyah: fivefold klista: painful aklista: non-painful The movements of consciousness are fivefold. They may be cognizable or non-cognizable, painful or non-painful. cognizable: perceptible, clearly identifiable. The movements of consciousness are either perceptible or not. They can either be painful or not painful.

1.4 vrtti sarupyam itaratra

vrtti: fluctuations, modifcation sarupyam: indetification itaratra: at other times At other times, the seer identifies with the fluctuation consciousness. When the consciousness is not stilled the seer gets caught up in the fluctuations. The fluctuations appear as a reverie which take one away from the present moment.

1.1 atha yoganusasanam

atha: now, auspiciousness, a prayer yoga: joining, union, junction, combination anusasanam: advice, direction, order, command, instructions With prayers for divine blessings, now begins an exposition of the sacred art of yoga. We can begin our study of yoga now. Anytime. Patanjali gives the instructions to follow on the path.

What is Iyengar Yoga known for? (part 3: accommodating students)

Iyengar Yoga is known for: being a method with roots in tradition creating the best of the best teachers accommodating a huge variety of students In the previous post (What is Iyengar Yoga known for? part 2: creating the best of the best teachers) we established that Iyengar Yoga Teachers are highly trained. Often taking […]

What is Iyengar Yoga known for? (part 2: the best of the best teachers)

Iyengar Yoga is known for: being a method with roots in tradition creating the best of the best teachers accommodating a huge variety of students Regardless of the reason for taking classes, anyone who attends an Iyengar Yoga class is taught how to be a student of yoga. If you come to class because you […]

What is Iyengar Yoga known for? (part 1: roots in tradition)

Iyengar Yoga is known for: being a method with roots in tradition creating the best of the best teachers accommodating a huge variety of students As described on the IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) website: Iyengar Yoga is firmly grounded in the ancient Indian art of yoga. More than 2,500 years […]