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Using the Sanskrit terms, Kriya Yoga is comprised of tapas, svadhyaya and
Isvara pranidhanam. Tapas is generally misunderstood because it gets
translated as mortification or austerity when it actually stands for something
Such self-discipline obviously cannot be practiced in our meditation rooms but
only in our daily lives as we relate with other people. Tapas also refers to self-
discipline. Normally the mind is like a wild horse tied to a chariot. Imagine the
body is ...
The direct meaning of tapas is "to burn," as was discussed in the first Sutra of this
portion. By the physical tapas of fasting, we burn our excess fat away along with
the toxins our bodies have accumulated. By mental tapas, we burn all our old ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing
This text seems to be a transcript of a series of lectures given by Satchidananda (henceforth called "Commentator") to his students. Each verse of the Yoga-Sutra is first given in various forms ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yogiclarebear - LibraryThing
A must read for anyone who wants to know yoga deeper than the poses. Keep your highlighter handy and mark what moves you. Then practice it, and then read the Sutras again and see what else pops out at you. This is an excellent reference. Read full review