Beyond Asana: Exploring the Ethics of Yoga
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Asana, or the physical postural practice, is generally what comes to mind when someone mentions Yoga. However, the practice of Yoga is actually comprised of eight different branches; two of which are the Yamas and Niyamas. These teachings serve as guidelines for anyone who desires to live a more ethical or contemplative life.
Each session of this ten class series will focus on one of the ten Yamas or Niyamas which are: Nonviolence, Truthfulness, Nonstealing, Nonexcess, Nonpossessiveness, Purity, Contentment, Self-Discipline, Self-Study, and Surrender. The Yama or Niyama will be explained and then explored. Questions we will investigate include: What does it currently mean to you? What is a broader context in which it can be thought of? How can it be applied to your interactions with yourself, with others, with the world at large?
This non-secular round table discussion, hosted by KC Jenkinson of Orchid Asana, is suited for anyone interested in intentional living. Each session is designed to be standalone, but they are all, like most things in life, interconnected. No previous Yoga experience necessary.
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Session dates are:
April 17: Nonviolence (Ahimsa)
May 15: Truthfulness (Satya)
July 24: Nonstealing (Asteya)
August 21: Nonexcess (Brahmacharya)
September 18: Nonpossessiveness (Aparigraha)
October 16: Purity (Saucha)
November 20: Contentment (Santosha)
December 18: Self-discipline (Tapas)
January 15, 2020: Self-study (Svadhyaha)
February 12, 2020: Surrender (Ishvara Pranidhana)
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