Sharath Jois Conference Notes – 15th November 2014

What is the benefit of doing these limbs, what is the purpose?  By following these we remove impurities, physical and mental. Once we get rid of that we have better clarity.  Jnana will flow within you, spiritual knowledge, you become wiser.  This is the benefit, the advantage of practicing Ashtanga.  Applying all the eight limbs, […]

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Sharath Jois Conference Notes – 8th November 2014

Yoga is sadhana, this means many years of practice with guidance. Without guidance it is impossible to reach higher levels of realisation.  Books are very good, academia, but real experience you need, with guidance.  Guru will remove obstacles and ignorance, taking towards brightness, jnana. Doing advanced series, having flexible body, does not make you enlightened.  […]

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Sharath Jois Conference Notes – 25th October 2014

Sharath began by recapping the Tristana discussed last conference, and then raised the question of the importance of bandha. There are three most important bandha.  Jalandhara is locking the chin, Mula is locking the anus, Uddiyana is below the navel.  This is described in many texts, the Mula, is of most importance.  It is the […]

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Sharath Jois Conference Notes – 18th October 2014

Yoga doesn’t have a start date.  You and I, we each have a date of birth, but not so with yoga, no one can say when yoga started.  In this parampara you can follow the different lineages, different saints, rishis, each who practiced yoga and did their own research in yoga. There is no one […]

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