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Samyama Workshop: The Perfect Discipline Cultivating Stilless in Action by Jess Kahn

“By Samyama on the present moment, one can discriminate true knowledge from the false.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras 3.53

Samyama is a Sanskrit term which describes the uppermost three limbs of yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It is the simultaneous practice and experience of:

  • Dharana - complete focus or concentration
  • Dhyana - meditation or contemplation
  • Samadhi - divine union

These three processes are more internal than the other limbs of yoga and, as such, are considered to be more associated with the mind. While the other limbs work to purify the body, prana and the senses, dharana, dhyana and samadhi purify the mind.

 In this workshop, we will explore each of the limbs separately, and simultaneously. We will understand how the first 5 limbs of Yoga lead us here, to the perfect discipline. 

Appropriate for all levels of practice.  The workshop will include discussion, meditation and a yoga practice. Light refreshments and community to follow.