how to study the yoga sutras of patanjali

Contemplation_by_Lizzie_Bitty

It is so ingrained in our education and training that to ‘study’ a text means to discuss it, which means intellectually. It took me years to realize that there is something besides thoughts. Now I find I am often at a loss how to convey to someone that the words of the ancient texts are not to be taken in only  intellectually, and there is a subtle energy transmission that happens when we ‘tune in’ to the frequency of the ancient transmission. Intellectual understanding if an important part of that tuning in, but if one does not go further and venture into the unknown (beyond the intellect) the yeast is missing in the cake mixture and the cake will be flat. Continue reading