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Austerity, Abstinence, and Self-Discipline - Preview

To understand the role of abnegation in Yoga traditions you need to begin with early sources. Here, consider the early Upanishads’ ideas about self-restraint, bodily control and disciplines, and other forms of physical and mental effort directed at your somatic and psychic experiences. This is a vast and important topic in Yoga traditions and to begin your studies, you will need a clear foundation for understanding the role of ascetical behaviors. Props Needed: A blanket or a bolster to sit on.

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Level
2
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Practice
Beyond the Mat
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Duration
30 minutes