Series: What Is Yoga?

Series: What Is Yoga?

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Series: What Is Yoga?
  • Where can you just Be...

    This excerpt from the Jivamukti film WHAT IS YOGA offers another perspective from acclaimed actor and Yoga Practitioner Willem Dafoe.

    “When you’re in a forward bend, where do you stop pushing? Where do you stay with it? Where do you back off? Where do you just not try to do it, but be it? [.....

  • You are something else...

    This excerpt from the film WHAT IS YOGA captures a moment with Sharonji.

    “Most of us identify with our bodies, but we don’t really know our bodies. And through the yoga practice of asanas, you really get to know your bodies, inside and out. When you get to know your body on that level, you kn...

  • Superconsciousness...

    “In Yoga Practice, it is taught that a smooth breath will create an evenness of the mind. In order to create a smooth breath, you must concentrate on the breath. If the breath becomes unconscious, it will become erratic or unregulated.⠀

    After all, the goal is superconsciousness— Conscious of e...

  • You can watch the mind think...

    WHAT IS YOGA is a provocative look at the universe of yoga with Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon & David Life.

    This excerpt offers a quick dive into the Yogasutras. Patanjali defines the state of Yoga as the cessation of identification with the fluctuations of the mind. “Yogas citta vrtt...

  • We don’t identify with limitation...

    This excerpt from the film WHAT IS YOGA offers another meditation from Davidji.

    “We don’t identify with the limitation, our inability to get our foot behind our head. If you come from a place that says, ‘I can’t do that", it affects what you’re able to do... but if instead, you come from a pl...

  • You can detach and play...

    We continue our weekly #WhatIsYogaWednesday series, with another thought from Sharonji on the physical side of Practice.

    “You see how the mind and the body work - and that you can somehow detach from the body and the mind - and play with the workings of the body and the mind.
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    So you have ...

  • Realize the natural state...

    This excerpt from the film WHAT IS YOGA captures another moment with Sharonji on the feels of Yoga.

    “Forming your body in these various asanas— in these various positions— can help you to realize the natural state, by showing you where you are resisting complete happiness.”

    What do you feel...