The Buddha said that the first noble truth is that “In life there is suffering.” Thankfully, the second noble truth he taught says that there is a way out of the suffering- through spiritual practice. According to Patanjali, the source of most of our suffering is in our mind. The sutras tell us that yoga is the path to Self Realization, which, I believe, is the practice of getting to know yourself better and the practice of loving ourselves more.
Our weekend together will address the needs and mechanics of the physical body as well as our psychology by weaving the deep psychological teachings of the yoga sutras into the asana practice to show that we cannot separate the mind and body, ever. The poses have an uncanny ability to delve deeply into our psyche and we all react to them differently. Some poses we love and some poses we do not, but is getting through the difficult stuff that makes us stronger and more resilient in our lives. There will be attention placed on how to do the postures safely with clear alignment directions while observing how the mind reacts to them. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around. It is comforting to know that we are all in this together as human beings and that we are not alone. We are more similar than we are different.
**To register for the workshop, please visit The Yoga Pearl website or contact Wilma at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.