Sutras 1.7-1.11 Patanjali breaks down the 5 categories of thought according to the yogic school. In this section of the Yoga Sutras, we get a deeper discussion of the forms of thought. This discussion of… Read More »Yoga Sutras 1.7-1.11 – Which Thoughts Dominate for You?
deep dives into the yoga sutras of patanjali, one of the most important texts on the ancient path of yogic practices
Sutra 1.5 Vrttaya pancatayyah klistaklistah There are five changing states of the mind, which are either helpful or detrimental to the path of yoga. The ancient yogis proposed that there are five basic categories of… Read More »Yoga Sutras 1.5 and 1.6 – The 5 Kinds of Vrttis (Thoughts)
Sutra 1.4 Vrtti-sarupyam itaratra Otherwise, at other times, the seer is absorbed in the changing states of the mind. The fourth sutra lets us know what happens when we fail to bring the mind to… Read More »Yoga Sutra 1.4 – You Are Not Your Thoughts