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YOGAVERMONT - Aparigraha & This Week's Schedule!

In my search to learn about Aparigraha, I came across Sutra II.30 VITARKA BADHANE PRATIPAKSA BHAVANAM
YOGAVERMONT - Aparigraha & This Week's Schedule!
By Sarah  • Issue #81 • View online
In my search to learn about Aparigraha, I came across Sutra II.30 VITARKA BADHANE PRATIPAKSA BHAVANAM. Which is translated as, when one is disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should be thought of. This is pratipahsha bhavana.
This led me to consider some opposites of Aparigraha.
Here are a few I came up with: Sharing, giving, space, freedom, open, enough, satisfied, content, empty, able to be filled, knowing our needs.
When the mind becomes calm and clear by being free of desires and obligations, we gain the capacity to see how our desires caused our present birth. We directly see the cause and effect relationship because are detached from it; we are no longer bound up with it.
-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Traslation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
I love this image of getting bound up.
When I asked Kathy about Aparigraha, she said ‘The biggest issue with studying Aparigraha is that it’s way too easy for me to judge other people’s Aparigraha – we are exposed to so much information these days & we have been taught to make instant judgments’.
She continued, ‘Aparigraha is most interesting when it comes up in the moment while we are taking action on something - trying to determine if we need or desire something and how much to acquire. These thoughts are the most relevant thoughts. My practice is about taking care of myself. Keeping my focus on myself. Hoping that when opinions arise hoping they don’t reach further than myself.’

The Yoga Sutras Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Yoga Sutras Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda
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This Week's Schedule!
Eastern Standard Time
WEDNESDAY 9:30 - 11:00am Adventures in Intermediate Sarah
(This class will be moving 9:00-10:30 starting in January)
THURSDAY 9:00 - 10:30am Primary Kathy
THURSDAY 5:00 - 6:00pm Beginner Ashtanga Kathy
FRIDAY 9:00 - 10:30am Primary Kathy
SATURDAY 9:00 - 11:00am Primary + Philosophy Kathy
SUNDAY 9:00 - 10:30am Vinyasa Kathy
SUNDAY 10:30 - 11:00am Pranayama Kathy
SUNDAY 5:00 - 6:00pm Beginner Ashtanga Sarah
SUNDAY 6:00-7:00pm Philosophy Watch Party Sarah
Reads from Around
How to Understand the Universe When You’re Stuck Inside of It
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The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance – Robin Wall Kimmerer
Love you and Everyone You Love
Yoga Vermont | Patreon
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