Religion & Spirituality
#39 Understanding the Eight-Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga with Jayson Barniske
The Eight-Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga with Jayson Barniske
Thousands of years ago, the yogic sage Patanjali wrote the sutras and yoga accessible to the world. The eight-limbs of ashtanga yoga are a scientific method toward attaining self-realization. Yoga is much more than a mere physical practice. This episode dives deep in the history, philosophy, comprehension, and practical application of Patanjali’s method in our modern lives. Jayson shares lessons about the eight-limbs he learned directly from Tim and Yogi Ji. This podcast covers:
-What is Ashtanga Yoga (eight-limbs)?
1) Yamas (non-harm, truth, non-stealing, self-restraint, non-hoarding)
2) Niyamas (cleanliness, contentment, Heat, self-observation, surrender)
3) Asana (posture)
4) Pranayama (breath-control)
5) Pratyahara (sense-withdrawal)
6) Dharana (concentration)
7) Dhyana (meditation)
8) Samadhi (enlightenment)
-Who is Patanjali (Yogi, Scientist, Writer, Poet)?
-What are the Yoga Sutra’s?
-Progressing through the eight-limbs.
-Upper limbs vs. lower limbs
-How important are yoga postures in the Ashtanga system?
-The Kleshas or the 5 Afflictions of the Mind (ignorance, ego, attachment, averesion and fear)
-Why a qualified teacher is necessary to learn ashtanga yoga
-Understanding enlightenment and absorption through consistent practice.
-Jayson ends the podcast with a recently channeled meditation.
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