Chanting is an important tool of yoga. It improves memory, concentration, listening skills and, at the spiritual level, it transforms a person internally in a positive manner. Chanting gives us energy and improves our breath by helping to develop a longer exhale. When the exhale becomes long, the inhale becomes longer as a result. The longer the breath, the longer the life. Chanting Patañjali-s Yoga Sutra is particularly significant as the Yoga Sutra-s are considered the most important and practical text of yoga. As Gill Lloyd, author of Yoga: The Early Story, has said, “the Yoga Sutra-s are chanted and studied and followed as a life guide by sincere followers of yoga across the globe”. Chanting works at the body level, the breath level, the emotional level and the spiritual level.
In this workshop we will be chanting the Yoga Sutra-s while also studying key themes from the text: the antarāya (obstacles that lead to suffering), the kleśas (our human shortcomings which also lead us to suffer), and ways to overcome our suffering: abhyāsa (practice), vairāgyam (detachment), śraddhā (faith), iśvarapraṇidhānā (a power greater than ourselves). These sessions will be followed by a meditative practice based on a key theme from the day.
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