We have explored the first 7 limbs of yoga... 1. Yamas (outer ethical codes) 2. Niyamas (the the inner, personal ethical practices) 3. Asana (postures) 4. Pranayama (breath control) 5. Pratyahara (withdraw of senses) & 6. Dharana (Mindfulness) 7. Dhyana (Meditation) & today we explore the 8th limb...
(Bliss, Unity, Enlightenment)
It is hard to describe samadhi because it is an experience!
Experiencing the witnesser and the witnessed, as one.
Let’s break it down:
It is human nature to be caught up in our day-to-day tasks, relationships & responsibilities (hello, email, texts, social!)
As we practice being a witness to ourselves, we begin to notice the interconnectedness we experience with others, with nature, with Universal energy.
When we merge with the interconnectedness, we release the illusion of separateness and experience unity...
Reconnecting us to our innate capacity for love, compassion & kindness.
We experience bliss.
We are bliss.
Patanjali taught that through the practices of Dharana & Dhyana, Samadhi could be considered the culmination of meditation.
Practice is all you need
Practice is all that is required
“Yoga is the journey of the Self, to the Self, through the Self.” ~ The Bhagavad Gita
A practice prompt:
What practices might support you in experiencing Samadhi?
Please share your reflections, if you are called to!
♥️Dr. Melissa Jay
Dr. Melissa Jay