Updated: Jan 16
Yoga Sutra 2:6 tells us that "Egoism is the identification, as it were, of the powers of the Seer (Spirit) with that of the instrument of seeing (body-mind)."
Egoism is classically seen as being self absorbed/obsessed with looking/being a certain way basing worth or lack there of on attainment or loss of things/status. The ego judges self/others as superior or inferior based on physical attributes. Egos can be inflated or deflated- I'm the best, or I'm the worst. The ego blocks one's connection with their Highest Self. The ego also hates being wrong or feeling as if it doesn't know something. In reality we humans don't know much about how we came to be here or what the meaning of life really is. I get the feeling though from all of my spiritual experiences the meaning of life is not tied to how I look but more to how I think, act, speak and show up in the world. Because of this I study, practice and teach Yoga.
We all experience our ego taking over, it's part of our human condition. Perhaps you judge yourself or others harshly. Yoga practices assist with creating a kaleidescape within the mind to see things in all facets and colors so that outdated belief systems within yourself begin to shatter bit by bit and fall away. Yoga practices help us to get to know ourselves and why we are having the reactions that we are having to life, others and self. Yoga practices turns the light of consciousness on. Yoga is different than other physical exercise activities done for fitness because it is an 8 Fold Path designed to assist practitioners in freeing their minds from the internal suffering afflicted by what Yoga philosophy calls the Kleshas or the "hindrances of the mind." The ego is one such hindrance and is this week's class theme. I tie philosophy into classes so that students can understand the depth of their being through the ancient teachings of Yoga. When Ego rules we get lost in our separateness. When Spirit rules we remember our connectedness and we are a much better human to ourselves/others. Details below on how to join me virtually livestream or anytime through On Demand video library. See website for full weekly schedule.
Wednesday's at 6:30pm EST join me for Virtual Sleepy Orange Evening. A 60 minute gentle beginner friendly hatha with a dash of vinyasa class. Livestream through Zoom.
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