Journey to the heart of ancient wisdom with Eliot
IS A SANSKRIT WORD
IT MEANS HEART
IT MEANS TRUE AND DIVINE
IT MEANS MIND, SCIENCE AND THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING…
IT MEANS GOING TO THE HEART
HEART, CENTRE, ESSENCE, CORE, BEST, DEAREST, MOST SECRET PART OF ANYTHING
Centre Yoga Aylmer continues its series of workshops, where Eliot guides students into the study of the most revered texts in human history and famous within the yoga tradition. During the next workshop, Eliot will introduce the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
For this fall's third study session, on Sunday, December 17th, Eliot will open to the last two chapters of the Hatha Yoga Pradīpika, particularly the last one, to talk about the states of samādhi, meditative absorption. Don't miss it!
Most of us know yoga as a series of physical exercises. However, if you look at most classic yoga texts, there seems to be nothing written about what we know as yoga poses. But the post classic yoga tradition does talk about postures. One such text, and perhaps the most well-known, is the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, which brings forth the teaching that the body is the microcosmic representation of the universe. Tara Michaël’s knowledgeable commentary is exquisite and celebrates this Tantric view. In her introduction to her commentary on the
"Hatha Yoga Pradipika, she says, “Ultimate reality is not just an abstract principle that transcends the universe and is outside human beings. Ultimate reality is immanent and resides in the hearts of all human beings. Human beings should look for it within their own being.” (translation, Eliot Acuna)