Patanjali Yog Sutra | EP #15 | योग में मूल बाधाएँ (भाग 2)

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Patanjali Yog Sutra | EP #15 | योग में मूल बाधाएँ (भाग 2)

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June 29, 2022

After discussing three key obstacles a seeker faces while traversing the path of Yog, Sri Guru elaborates on the remaining 6 tendencies that halt our progress in Yog as well as daily Life. In addition to these 9 obstacles, this episode also illustrates the common outcomes associated with each obstacle, which a seeker is likely to witness in his life. Episode 15 also introduces a very interesting concept of ‘Prakruti’ (Fundamental Nature of a human being). By embracing the right means conducive to one’s Prakruti, a seeker can accelerate their journey towards the ultimate union, and resolve a lot of daily challenges.
The teachings of Yoga that had been handed down in an oral tradition over thousands of years from ancient times, are said to have been synthesized and compiled by Maharishi Patanjali in the form of ‘Yog Sutra’— one of the foundational texts of classical Yogic Philosophy. The Patanjali Yog Sutras explain about the अष्टांग योग (Ashtanga Yog) illustrating the 8 Elements for a Holistic Life, i.e. यम (Yama), नियम (Niyam), आसन (Aasana), प्राणायाम (Pranayama), प्रत्याहार (Pratyahara), धारणा (Dharaana), ध्यान (Dhyana), समाधि (Samadhi). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali consist of 196 Sanskrit Sutras organized in 4 Adhyaya (chapters) — समाधिपाद (Samadhipadah), साधनापाद (Saadhanpadah), विभूतिपाद (Vibhutipadah) and कैवल्यपाद (Kaivalyapadah). He defines Yoga as that which restrains the mind-stuff (Chitta) from taking various forms (Vrutti).

At SRM, Sri Guru has always laid emphasis on the subtler spiritual objective of Yoga, hence, was coined the term ‘YogaYog’— experiencing Union (Yog) through Yoga. Through this Satsang series on the Yog Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali, Sri Guru takes the seekers deeper into the understanding of ‘Union’ through physical, mental and intellectual evolution.

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