Don't forget...Steve is providing a session on Kriyas and Pranayama this weekend. Your homework during the two weeks prior to the training was to do research on each of these topics. It is important to be able to engage in constructive dialog, ask questions, challenge the information being provided (respectfully of course). We are jumping forward a bit in the Yoga Sutras to accomodate this class, so take a look at Sutras 2.1-2.9.
In Sutras 2.40-41, "Through its effective practice of teh physical purity, attachments to toxins and corruptive forces disappear naturally as natural instinctual or intuitive catharsis or revulsion and as such one rids onself of their noxious influence directly prortionately as to the development of the inner wisdom..."
"Purification of body, speeck and min is a central practice of ancient Yoga."
Ask yourself on Kriyas:
- What is Kriya?
- Why do any or all of the Kriyas?
- How do they apply to our lives now versus when they were invented/created?
- Look at the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, 2.1 Tapah svadhyaya isvara-pranidhana kriya yoga. How does this fit into what Steve is going to be teaching?
Websites to visit:
- What is Pranayama?
- Look up types of pranayama? Are there any that you are particularly interested in learning or discussing?
- Guruji believes that the introduction of pranayama too soon can make one crazy...what do you think?
http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=pranayama&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title (this is Iyengar on pranayama)
Be curious...ask questions...challenge your teacher. But, remember to be respectful of the information and the messenger.
See you Friday!