Philosophy – Bodil Mauritzen @ Yoga Yoga

Today was a 2 hour class on philosophy with Bodil Mauritzen.

We went through Patanjali´s 8 yoga sutras, looked at Iyengar´s interpretation and Ravi Ravindra´s. Here is a short summary from Bodil´s hand out.

Iyengar says practice is the steadfast effort to still the fluctuations of the mind. He Further says long, uninterupted alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining fluctuations. The goal is near for those that are supreme vigorously and intense in practice.

Through cultivation of friendliness, compassion, joy, and indifference to pleasure and pain, virtue and vice respectively, the conciousness become favourable disposed, serene and benevolent.

Namaste

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One comment

  1. yogibattle says:

    I am inspired that many are getting deeper into yogic philosophy due to Iyengar’s influence. He was (and still is) criticized for making yoga an asana-only practice, but anyone who explores his teaching knows that asanas are a small part of the whole equation. Thanks for writing this.

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