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Incorporating Brahmacharya (Moderation) In Your Yoga Practice

October 5, 2010

The theme for this week’s classes in Brahmacharya (Moderation) the fourth of Patanjali’s Yamas.  Imagine reaching for your second chocolate bar and a voice in your head says “everything in moderation”, this is Brahmacharya. It is generally translated as celibacy but it’s real meaning is to stop wasting your energies. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, when one is established in Brahmacharya, one is endowed with inexhaustible energy.  Think of the saying, “too much a good thing is no longer good for you”, and then consider it in relation to  sleep, work, play, food and drink.  In this week’s class we will explore the how and why of poses we indulge in and those we resist.  Do you enjoy the ones that come easy and resist the one that are challenging.  Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, that when one is established in Bramacharya, one is endowed with inexhaustible energy.

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