March 2016 – Sutra III-1 Fixing the consciousness on one point or region is concentration (dharana). Patanjali begins the third book of the Yoga Sutras with the sixth of the eight limbs — dharana or “concentration.” With this
SUTRA II-54 Withdrawing the senses, mind and consciousness from contact with external objects, and then drawing them inwards towards the seer, is pratyahara. The fifth of the eight limbs of yoga in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is pratyahara,
SUTRA II-32 32. Cleanliness, contentment, religious zeal, self-study and surrender of the self to the supreme Self or God are the niyamas. In this section of the Yoga Sutras, Patajali focuses on the eight limbs (or angas) of classical yoga in
Sutra of the Month: October 2015 Sutra II-30/31 30. Non-violence, truth, abstention from stealing, continence, and absence of greed for possessions beyond one’s need are the five pillars of yama. 31. Yamas are the great, mighty, universal vows,
Sutra of the Month: September 2015 Sutra II-29 Moral injunctions (yama), fixed observances (niyama), posture (asana), regulation of breath (pranayama), internalization of the senses towards their source (pratyahara), concentraton (dharana),
Having recently attended the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada’s Annual General Meeting in North Vancouver, I feel very lucky to have been able to take 3 days to immerse myself in pranayama, asana and all the limbs of ashtanga yoga with Zubin
Val Paape, Yoga North's, senior teacher and trainer has been awarded a lifetime membership with the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada.