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
109-705 10th Street Canmore, AB T1W2A3
We are located beside Communitea Cafe, on the corner of 10th St. and 6th Ave.
Dr. Melissa Jay is an Indigenous, Nehiyaw-Métis, person, a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Indigenous Director of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. We at Canmore Counselling respectfully acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) of Canada. We are privileged to live on sacred lands and celebrate all of the Indigenous peoples, who live, work, play, and care for these lands. As an act of reconciliation and decolonization, may we work together to answer the TRC's Calls to Action: Truth & Reconciliation Commission Reports and Findings.