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Can the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali be applied today? Sutra means thread. Yoga Sutra is the thread of yoga. Most interpretations of the Yoga Sutra are complex and hard to understand. After investing more than 12 years studying, chanting and teaching the Yoga Sutras, Ruben Vasquez guides you on a journey exploring the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This ancient wisdom is relevant and applicable for yoga students and teachers today. Besides clear explanations and examples, each episode offers useful questions to reconnect to your natural clarity and harmony. Unravel the Thread is an invitation to be joyfully present in your life.

Can the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali be applied today? Sutra means thread. Yoga Sutra is the thread of yoga. Most interpretations of the Yoga Sutra are complex and hard to understand. After investing more than 12 years studying, chanting and teaching the Yoga Sutras, Ruben Vasquez guides you on a journey exploring the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This ancient wisdom is relevant and applicable for yoga students and teachers today. Besides clear explanations and examples, each episode offers useful questions to reconnect to your natural clarity and harmony. Unravel the Thread is an invitation to be joyfully present in your life.

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Can the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali be applied today? Sutra means thread. Yoga Sutra is the thread of yoga. Most interpretations of the Yoga Sutra are complex and hard to understand. After investing more than 12 years studying, chanting and teaching the Yoga Sutras, Ruben Vasquez guides you on a journey exploring the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. This ancient wisdom is relevant and applicable for yoga students and teachers today. Besides clear explanations and examples, each episode offers useful questions to reconnect to your natural clarity and harmony. Unravel the Thread is an invitation to be joyfully present in your life.

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Episodes

Yoga Sutra 2.30 Yama Integrity (satya)

9/21/2020
Satya is being whole in your thoughts, intentions, movements, words, actions and interactions. ¿Cuál es tu verdadera naturaleza? ¿Cómo honras tu verdadera naturaleza en tus pensamientos, palabras, acciones e interacciones? ¿Qué tipo de actividades son más propicias para conectarte con tu integridad en mente, corazón y cuerpo? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:11:40

Yoga Sutras 2.30 and 2.31 The Yamas, wise ways of reducing tension

9/14/2020
Love, Integrity, Fairness and Generosity, Curiosity and Reverence for Life, Abundance and Simplicity. A great universal vow to appreciate and honor the interdependent nature of life in all forms and manifestations. Every tiny step towards applying the yamas, creates the opportunity to see yourself and the world around you in a new light and through a different lens. https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:16:12

Yoga Sutra 2.29 The eight limbs of yoga

9/7/2020
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi what does your practice consist of? Which limbs of yoga do you prefer to practice? Why? Does your current practice create a balance between body, mind and emotions? How is your practice contributing to the quality of your participation in your life? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:13:38

Yoga Sutra 2.28 Effects of practicing eight limbs of yoga

8/31/2020
Yoga removes impurities, increases wisdom and establishes discriminative awareness Are inefficiencies in your attitudes, posture, movements, breathing, thinking, feeling and interacting? Are there any signs that you are growing in clarity and wisdom? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:07:44

Yoga Sutra 2.27 Liberation unfolds in seven stages

8/24/2020
Notice suffering. Identify causes of suffering. Reduce distractions. Internal climate of clarity. Everything leads to liberation. Disinterest in manipulating the forces of nature. Effortless harmony. https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:11:08

Yoga Sutra 2.26 Uninterrupted discernment

8/17/2020
Noticing the fundamental difference between being and doing The person established in discriminative awareness recognizes the fundamental difference between living in harmony with the perfection of life on the one hand, and living in the stories in his head, on the other. Can you set your intention to abide in awareness? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:11:15

Yoga Sutra 2.24 Confusion is identifying with experiences

8/3/2020
Yoga Sutra 2.24 Identifying with experiences is confusion How do you clarify the difference between your experiences and your awareness? When you believe that you are your experiences, your stories and your body you live in confusing leading you to a never-ending cycle of suffering and afflictions. https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:06:22

Yoga Sutra 2.23 Differentiate permanent from impermanent

7/27/2020
Awareness and experiences come together to clarify the distinction between what is enduring and what is temporary. How do you decide what is worth your attention, time and energy? What in you is permanent? What in you is impermanent? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:10:10

Yoga Sutra 2.25 Freedom by removing confusion

7/23/2020
Yoga Sutra 2.25 Freedom by removing confusion The relationship between consciousness, experiences and awareness In your daily activities, do you tend to identify more with your sensations or with your ability to witness? Are your ways of moving and breathing liberating or restrictive? Are your interactions informed by your awareness or by your experiences? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:11:15

Yoga Sutra 2.22 The world is real

7/20/2020
What is the relationship between world, experiences and awareness? What is the role of your experiences? How do you participate in the world? What is your relationship to what you experiences? Who is experiencing? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:09:47

Yoga Sutra 2.20 Witness

7/6/2020
The ability to witness experiences in their endless changes. How are you cultivating your presence? Are you aware of the space, the stillness and the silence in which all your experiences take place? What happens when you choose to immerse yourself fully in the pause, silence and stillness? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:12:01

Yoga Sutra 2.21 Experiences for benefit of the Witness

6/28/2020
What is the raison d'être of experiences? The relationship between consciousness and experiences. You may choose between two distinct options: identifying with your experiences; or releasing all identification and choosing to experience directly the spaciousness, stillness and silence of pure awareness. https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:09:16

Yoga Sutra 2.18 Experiences leading to liberation

6/22/2020
Anything and everything that can be experienced is either active (kriya), resting (sthiti) or in a state of equilibrium (prakasha) between activity and inertia. When you conflate the experiences with the awareness witnessing them, you may believe that all that there is in life is to chase after experiences or you can choose to see all experiences as vehicles offering a pathway to free yourself from misidentification and its effects. Are your experiences creating more attachments and...

Duration:00:12:07

Yoga Sutra 2.19 States of Manifestation

6/9/2020
Yoga Sutra 2.19 States of manifestation From unmanifest to manifesto to subtle to apparent Where do your ideas originate and how do they become your actions in the world? Are you aware of the states of manifestation of life all around you? What happens when you examine anything through these lenses of apparent, subtle, manifest and unmanifest? What do you discover? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:13:28

Yoga Sutra 2.16 Avoidable suffering

6/8/2020
Is your life an emotional roller coaster? The pain you feel is a sensation that offers you potentially useful information. Does your suffering originate in not being willing to be with what is, just as it is? Is it possible to choose not to suffer? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:10:52

Yoga Sutra 2.17 The cause of suffering

5/25/2020
When the identifications are released, the awareness that animates your body and that also enables you to think, feel, see and interact, is what remains. That awareness is consciousness flowing through you. That awareness uses the body and all experiences as an instrument, yet it is not the instrument. https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:14:35

Yoga Sutras 2.12-2.13-2.14 Karma

5/25/2020
Afflictions create impressions that influence experiences and life according to our intentions Interaction between afflictions (kleshas), actions (karma), impressions (samskaras) and life both in the present and in the future. How have your decisions, actions and interactions influenced your identity, perspective and circumstances? How are you contributing to enhance the quality of life? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:17:19

Yoga Sutra 2.11 Meditation counteracts active afflictions

5/18/2020
What afflictions emerge during your meditation? The second way to deactivate afflictions, meditation. What happens when you try to be with what is just as it is? Have you noticed patterns in your ways of moving, breathing, thinking, feeling, perceiving and interacting? How do you cultivate your meditation? https://simple-yoga.org/

Duration:00:08:52

Yoga Sutra 2.15 Suffering

5/11/2020
What would you need to love your life exactly as it is right now? All experiences and sensations are temporary. The wise person knows that anything that can be earned will eventually be lost and that anything that can be bought or sold is unlikely to bring lasting joy and happiness. https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:12:43

Yoga Sutra 2.10 Dissolving subtle afflictions

5/11/2020
Yoga Sutra 2.10 Dissolving subtle afflictions What is the subtlest aspect of you? The involution process to deactivate the afflictionsgradually. First letting go of the sense of self-importance. Then noticing our relationship with likes and dislikes. Then clarifying who you are. Is it possible that most of your sense of identity dissolves at the end of each day, and only subtle traces remain in your subconscious? https://simple-yoga.org

Duration:00:27:11