Yoga Teaching Inspirations - Sutras

Including Asteya, Gunas, Nadis, Satya, Viveka and more.

This course contains the following audio lectures on sutras:

1) Asteya (Non-stealing)

Asteya, which means non-stealing, is one of the five yamas, the first step in the eight-limbed yoga path.

2) Gunas

The three gunas, or worldly qualities, are rajas, tamas, and sattva, which make up the material world. Explore what these gunas entail and where they manifest in our lives in this Yoga Inspiration.

3) Nadis

In this prelude to the chakras, we look at the nadis, the subtle energy channels that form chakras throughout the body.

4) Satya (Truth)

Satya is the principle of truthfulness and is part of the Yoga Sutras. Learn about its history, relation to broader yoga philosophy, and how to incorporate this principle into your classes.

5) Viveka (Discernment)

What we’re talking about here is being able to see that which is real and not real. In this Yoga Inspiration, we discuss what is real and what is not real.

6) Yoga Sutra 1.1

This very first yoga sutra discusses Patanjali’s ever-present act of now, which enables us to define yoga as practice for something greater than us.

7) Yoga Sutra 1.2

This Yoga Inspiration lecture is on discipline and practice, tapah svadhyaya.

Your Instructor

Alanna Kaivalya
Alanna Kaivalya

Alanna is "the teacher's teacher" and is listed as one of Yoga Journal's top 20 teachers under 40. Her approach fills in what's missing in yoga: mythology. She is anti-dogmatic in all things, and her love of science confirms her spirituality, rather than negates it. Alanna’s vision picks up where Joseph Campbell left off — to empower people to connect with and embrace their humanness.

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