#yogasutrachallenge Book II Sutra 10 – Our mental afflictions dissolve with the mind itself Ok, i know this one’s quite far out there but bear with me! So we've seen that ignorance, ego, attachment to pleasure, aversion to pain, clinging to life – these are all afflictions of the mind according to Patanjali. They hinder us from finding happiness and enlightenment. His yogic method aims to weaken these afflictions – even to the point where they no longer surface – but they will never fully go away so long as the mind exists. They may lie dormant for many lifetimes, but are liable to surface at any time. He’s saying the only way to overcome these afflictions for good is to reach full enlightenment – the point where the mind is perfectly still, in union with the Universe. Once you’ve reached that and played out any remaining karma, you’ll no longer be trapped in the cycle of reincarnation: you will no longer have a ‘mind’, instead, you’ll exist as pure consciousness. This lofty ambition might be a bit off-putting, but that’s not to say even tiny incremental steps towards weakening our mental afflictions can’t make us a little happier. Each day cultivating a little more awareness of these and control can be a really powerful way to bring more joy and lightness to life. He goes on to describe how we can do this… #eastlondonyoga #trueyogacollective #trueyoga #freeyourmind #freeyourspirit #happiness #yogaeverydamnday
Natalie shares her yoga life - attending yoga events, classes and workshops in London and around the world. The yoga world from the inside. Yoga philosophy - the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and much more.