• Andrea West

Changing thoughts

How we treat ourselves, others and the world depends on what thoughts and beliefs are from within.

When we work using the first two Sutras of Patanjali;

yamas ( self restraints) and niyamas (observances)

The yamas consist of non- violence, truthfulness, non- stealing, continence and non- greed.

The niyamas consist of purity, contentment, accepting but not causing pain, study of spiritual books and self surrender to the ultimate consciousness.

How we treat ourselves in believing our thoughts as true is what we will be looking at in class this week.

We can observe the inner chatter of how we “see” ourselves in our yoga practice and in daily life.

This would have an effect on how we treat others and our environment too on some sort of scale.

By watching and changing our thoughts we raise our vibration to a happier more sattvic (bright and less ego- bound) place and from here the surrender to True Self can occur.

The practice is called Pratipaksha Bhavana (Book2, Verse 33) -“when disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite (positive) ones should be thought of. This is pratipaksha bhavana”

Zoom classes below need to be booked and links will be sent fo you.

Tues 18th Aug 10-11.30 am

Tues 18th Aug 7-8.30 pm

Thurs 20th Aug 10-11.30 am

Thurs 20th Aug 7-8.30 pm

Om Shanti


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